Setting up of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility in the Province of Cebu is now on the roll as bid notices for the project will be published and posted on newspapers with general circulation starting Friday, August 14.
The Economic Enterprise Council (EEC) chaired by Governor Gwendolyn Garcia convened on Wednesday, August 5 and agreed to set the WTE project in motion. This will address the garbage problem in the Province.
Publication is required under Republic Act 9184 or the Government Procurement Reform Act for transparency and competitiveness among interested bidders.
In another development, Dr. Peter James Aznar of Prime Care Cebu presented to the EEC a partnership deal to provide laboratory equipment in the provincial and district hospitals.
The Sto. Niño Dialysis Center, Inc. also presented a proposal to the EEC through a Zoom meeting for the setting up of dialysis centers in the Capitol-run hospitals.
Garcia earlier expressed her plan to put up dialysis centers in partnership with the private sector in the Province so dialysis patients won’t need to go to Cebu City for their treatment and avoid the possibility of them being exposed to other diseases.
The governor’s decision came after the town and city mayors and health officers in the Province raised the concern following reports of dialysis patients found positive of Covid-19 after being treated in Cebu City hospitals. (Mylen Manto)