MADDELA, Quirino, Jan. 25 (PIA)- At least 800 bamboo propagules and cuttings were planted at the Cagayan River, QSU Maddela Compound, Barangay Dipintin here during the launching of the Quirino Bamboo Development Project aimed at establishing bamboo plantations along the banks of the Cagayan River and its tributaries.
The said activity which is among the 50 events to be undertaken during the 50th Founding Anniversary celebration starting this month up to December is in support to the Executive Order 120 also known as the Build Back Better Project that aims to strengthen the rehabilitation and recovery efforts in typhoon-hit areas through the creation of the build back better task force.
Furthermore, the activity is in relation to the passage of Executive Order 879 that created the Philippine Bamboo Industry Development Council (PBIDC) and set the development directions of the government for the bamboo sector considering its economic and environmental contribution.
The planting activity was participated by the provincial local government unit (PLGU), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), LGU Maddela, Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), Quirino State University (QSU) Local Government Unit of Maddela, Quirino Bamboo Industry Cluster (QBIC) and other agencies.
In his message, Governor Dax Cua has reiterated his full support for the development of the bamboo industry saying that the provincial government has also planned to develop it as a livelihood project of the Quirinians.
"We need to design a livelihood component around our greening and forestry programs along our riverbanks as part of our watershed management programs," Gov. Cua said. (MDCT/TCB/PIA 2-Quirino)