Tarlac LGUs support redevelopment plans for Kalangitan landfill

Concerned local government units (LGUs) in Tarlac have expressed support for the Bases Conversion and Development Authority’s (BCDA) plan to redevelop the Kalangitan sanitary landfill in Capas into a more productive and high-impact project that will accelerate growth in the province and provide jobs to more Filipinos.

Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) President and Chief Executive Officer Joshua M. Bingcang (third from left) briefs Capas Mayor Roseller B. Rodriguez (second from left) and Vice Mayor Alex C. Espinosa (leftmost) on the redevelopment plans for the Kalangitan landfill site. BCDA photo

BCDA President and Chief Executive Officer Joshua M. Bingcang said on Thursday that he met officials from the Provincial Government of Tarlac, led by Governor Susan A. Yap, Vice Governor Carlito S. David, Board Member Joy Gilbert Lamorena and Board Member Henry Cruz last May 29 to discuss the impending expiration of  Metro Clark Waste Management Corp.’s (MCWMC) contract for the Kalangitan sanitary landfill.

Bingcang, in a separate meeting last June 5, also updated Capas Mayor Roseller B. Rodriguez on the matter.

During these meetings, the BCDA laid out its plan to redevelop the 100-hectare property where the Kalangitan sanitary landfill is located once the facility has been turned over and decommissioned.

“The 100-hectare  landfill area will be rezoned under our New Clark City Master Development Plan. We estimate about 30,000 jobs to be generated from the industrial redevelopment of the area,” PCEO Bingcang said.

Governor Yap, as well as Mayor Rodriguez, welcomed the BCDA’s plan, noting the economic impact of the redevelopment for the people of Tarlac.

In preparation for the end of MCWMC’s contract, the BCDA apprised the Tarlac LGUs of the available facilities that they may tap to address the province’s solid waste management requirements.

The BCDA and Provincial Government of Tarlac also discussed the initiatives undertaken by both parties in a bid to modernize solid waste management services in the province.