ALAMINOS CITY, July 27 — This city best-known for its Hundred Islands is looking at crafting an integrated coastal management plan to help in the protection and conservation of the its abundant biodiversity.
This was disclosed by Nestor Aragon, officer-in-charge of the city environment and natural resources office, after the holding of the workshop on Integrated Coastal Management (ICM) last July 22-23 at the Alaminos City Conference Hall.
Aragon encouraged all concerned agencies and individuals to take part in the crafting of a skeletal integrated coastal resource management plan for the whole city.
As the two-day workshop emphasized, active community involvement and participation is important in the ICM to resolve all related issues on coastal resources.
The workshop was conducted by the Department of Environment And Natural Resources (DENR) Region 1 to provide technical assistance to all the concerned agencies and stakeholders in the locality.
The activity was anchored on Executive Order No. 533 passed in 2006, which identified ICM as a national strategy to ensure sustainable development of the coastal and marine environment and resources.
Facilitators during the workshop were Analyn Viray, Erika Gandeza, and Jesley Angelo Mariñas of DENR Regional Office; and Eugenio Santos Jr. of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office. (PNA)
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