ORMOC CITY– The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Leyte 4th District Engineering Office (DEO) led by District Engineer Allan Eway conducted the yearly International Coastal Clean-up (ICC) on November 25.
Said event is observed from September 1 until December 31, 2022.
The office chose the Anilao River, this city, as rivers are the main source of ocean plastic pollution and are the arteries that carry waste from land to the ocean.
In addition, it is surrounded with neighborhoods and establishments, thus, it is important to keep the riverbank free of unsightly debris, tall grass and trash.
The activity is in line with public and private sector campaigns to administer activities and raise awareness on the extent of the marine debris problem.
Further, such activities will promote people around the world to clean up waterways in their communities, thus, keeping the environment and oceans healthy.
(ROBERT T. DEJON)