DENR inks 2 eco-park project agreements in Iloilo City

Published February 27, 2021, 12:23 PM

by Tara Yap

ILOILO CITY – The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Western Visayas (DENR Region 6) supports the creation of eco-parks in this city.

The design of the three-hectare park in Jaro, Iloilo City that is being built. (Iloilo City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)
The design of the three-hectare park in Jaro, Iloilo City that is being built. (Iloilo City PIO / MANILA BULLETIN)

DENR Region 6 Regional Director Francisco Milla Jr. inked two separate Memoranda of Agreements (MOAs) with Iloilo City Mayor Jerry Treñas for the creations of two eco-parks here.

“Iloilo City is indeed a vibrant and liveable city. It is not just rich in culture, but also with its coastal and marine resources,” said Milla.

Among the two eco-parks is the 35-hectare forestland area in Barangay Hinactacan in La Paz district. Dubbed as “Eco Park 2,” the project will showcase the natural mangrove forests in this city as a social laboratory for marine and other wildlife management researches.

A separate MOA was also inked for the development, management, protection, and conservation of a coastal area in Barangay Boulevard in Molo district to be known as the “Iloilo City Park.” It will be a botanical garden and biodiversity conservation park and showcase both marine and terrestrial biodiversity, especially species endemic in the area.

Meanwhile, the Iloilo City government has started the construction of a three-hectare forest park in Barangay Lanit in Jaro district.

 
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