Tarlac police collaborate with DENR for greening program
The Tarlac Police Provincial Office has partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) to boost the government’s forest protection and greening program in Tarlac province.
Under the agreement, DENR will work with the 10 Tarlac municipal police stations (MPS) in the first district and the 2nd Provincial Mobile Force Company in protecting and developing the established forest plantations under the National Greening Program (NGP), according to the Philippine Information Agency.
In a PIA report, Provincial Environment and Natural Resources Officer Celia Esteban said the police committed to protect and develop some 20 hectares NGP plantations found in Sitio Canding and Sitio Libag in Barangay Maasin of San Clemente town.
“After three years, the established NGP plantations have no more funds for protection and maintenance and this is where the police will enter to adopt these areas which were established by our partner people’s organizations,” Esteban said.
The MPS shall also act as the overall project manager and shall take charge in the mobilization of personnel prioritizing in hiring the people’s organizations within the area, according to the report.
They will also be responsible in the funding of survey, mapping and planning, produce seedlings for replanting, maintenance and protection of the adopted plantation, the report said.
DENR, on the other hand, shall provide technical assistance.
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