The Davao City Council has approved on Second Reading a resolution appropriating P600 million for the purchase of garbage bins and waste collection vehicles.
Floor leader Councilor Bernie Al-ag said the appropriation in Supplemental Budget No. 1 would further enhance the solid waste collection capability of the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CityENRO).
Councilor Danilo Dayanghirang, finance chair committee, who handled SB No. 1, said the funding was requested by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The purchase would be funded by a P600 million loan with the Land Bank of the Philippines.
The new bins would replace about 10,000 of the 20,000 bins bought in 2005, which were either lost to floods, thieves or commandeered by households who hide the bins inside their homes for private use, earlier said Mayor Rodrigo Duterte.
The resolution approved on February 17 sends the measure to Third and Final Reading in the next session of the City Council.