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Abaca Set for Export Boom

CEBU CITY, PHilippines — The strong advocacy in the use of environment-friendly materials is set to benefit the Philippine abaca industry in the following years especially stakeholders in the export market, a report from the Fiber Industry Development Authority (FIDA) said. Eco-friendly materials like abaca are utilized by industries for products like home furnishings and housewares, fashion and its accessories, packaging of food, apparels and other items, read the FIDA statement. Abaca as a renewable resource can be an excellent part of the overall solution to climate change, as the plant absorbs more carbon dioxide than its emission and is 100 percent biodegradable that cannot harm the environment, it said. By MALOU M. MOZO
June 10, 2011, 4:06pm

Rehabilitation of Road Sections Along Catanduanes Circumferential Road Completed

VIRAC, Catanduanes, June 1 (PIA) -- The repair and rehabilitation of the damaged portions of the national road along San Andres to Virac and Virac to Viga Section under the Catanduanes Circumferential Road Improvement Project- Contract Package I and under the expenses of China Road and Bridge Corporation which was recently undertaken was finally completed. Department of Public Works and Highways Project Director Virgilio C. Castillo of PJHL-PMO (Philippine Japan Highway Loan –Project Management Office) issued a letter directing China Road and Bridge Corporation to commence the repair works at the defective portion of Catanduanes Circumferential road last March 30, 2011. The repair works as recommended consisted of six (6) locations of the Catanduanes Circumferential Road at Km. 28+300 (Binagasbasan, San Miguel), Km. 33+500 (Sumit, Viga), Km. 34+026 (Sumit, Viga), km. 45+300 (Sagrada, Viga) and km. 191+280 (Lictin, San Andres). DPWH Catanduanes District Office express its sincere g…