Maynilad partners with Malabon LGU to rehabilitate Tullahan River
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. has partnered with the local government of Malabon City to rehabilitate Tullahan River, one of the major tributaries of Manila Bay.
Malabon Mayor Antolin Oreta III, Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez, and Dampalit Kagawad Jaime Guerrero recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to clean up, rehabilitate, and preserve Tullahan River through reforestation and river stabilization initiatives in the city.
In compliance with the Supreme Court Mandamus to rehabilitate Manila Bay, Maynilad expanded its “Plant for Life” reforestation and afforestation program to include the Tullahan River.
Maynilad partnered with Malabon City to conduct the “Plant for Life: Malabon Tree-Growing Project”, which involves planting mangrove propagules along the portions of Tullahan River within Malabon.
Mangroves can adsorb contaminants, serve as spawning area for aquatic life, and protect the river bank from soil erosion.
Through the MOU, Maynilad aims to plant about 50,000 mangrove propagules in Malabon.
Since Maynilad started its “Plant for Life” program in 2009, it has already planted more than 636,000 trees and mangroves over an area of 338.4 hectares within vital watersheds.