The General Santos City Environment and Natural Resources Office (CENRO) has received P2-million worth of opacimeter.
This was after Mayor Ronnel C. Riveral signed a memorandum of understanding with Environmental Management Bureau (EMB) XII for the project.
The opacimeter is used for monitoring the smoke-belching to reduce greenhouse gases in the city.
CENRO Officer-in-charge Allan Marcilla urged the public to do its part in reducing greenhouse gases.
“Plant more trees, reduce our pollution from vehicles and in transport sectors, and even more our offices. We have to do our part to reduce greenhouse gasses,” he said.
The city reported emitting about 800,000 cubic meters of greenhouse gases after USAID-SURGE assisted CENRO to do an inventory in all offices in the city.
This is one of the reasons why General Santos City is the hottest city in the whole Philippines, Marcilla said.