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MCWD plants bamboo, marks founding anniversary

MALAYBALAY City–The Malaybalay City Water District (MCWD) planted 313 bamboo seedlings at its MCWD treatment plant in Barangay Kalasungay this city last August 30.

The activity is in celebration of the 44th Founding Anniversary of MCWD on September 2, 2019 with the theme: Safe Water is Our Responsibility.

This year, the MCWD in coordination with Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources, Inc. headed by its General Manager Engr. Ruel Revalde turned over 400 bamboo seedlings for free to MCWD represented by its General Manager Glenrose T. Ledesma.

Through the initiative of MCWD Board Chairman, Roberto V. Tinsay Jr., Bukidnon Giant Bamboo Resources, Inc., is the new private partner of MCWD in carrying out its advocacy on watershed development and management which is vital to the delivery of safe and reliable water supply to the people of the City of Malaybalay.

Giant Bamboo, besides being a source of raw materials for house construction, handicraft, and furniture production is now considered as an alternative crop for development of watershed in the country having the efficient capacity to absorb water thus helps minimize soil erosion and landslide.

This Bamboo Growing Project will be part of MCWD’s long term program for watershed development in the City of Malaybalay ensuring that there will be safe, sufficient and reliable water supply for the future generation of the city of Malaybalay.

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