August 15, 2022

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Gov. Sharee Ann Tan presides the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) Signing on the Creation of Multipartite Monitoring Team for the Samar Province Reclamation Project

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Attendees from DENR-08 key officials, private entities and barangay officials during the MOA Signing

The Mines and Geosciences Bureau Regional Office No. 8 joined the signing of the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) on the creation of a Multipartite Monitoring Team for the 40-hectare Samar Province Province Reclamation Project pursuant to DENR Administrative Order 2017-15.

The MOA signing was presided by Hon. Sharee Ann Tan, Governor of the Province of Samar and was attended by some DENR key officials from DENR-08, MGB-08, EMB-08, PENRO-Samar and CENRO Catbalogan. It was also attended by several stakeholders of Samar Province and Catbalogan City, Private Sector representatives and Punong Barangays of Catbalogan City affected by the Reclamation Project.

Gov. Tan shared that the reclamation project is necessary in the social and economic development of Samar, considering Catbalogan City as the economic hub of the entire Province of Samar. She added that it is important in the expansion of the major highways that traverses the province connecting the Maharlika Highway and other provinces passing by Catbalogan City which will likewise enhance the tourism program of the province.

RD Carlos Tayag of MGB-08 expressed his full support to the Province on its endeavor to uplift the economic and social status of its constituents as well as contribute in the development of the entire nation. RD Tayag also emphasized the importance of close coordination among LGUs and other government agencies prior to implementation of certain projects to help mitigate the impacts and ensure smooth project implementation.