The port of Cagayan de Oro will become the first port in the country to have an oil-water separator facility. This if the plans and programs of the Philippine Ports Authority (PPA)-Cagayan de Oro is realized and adequately funded.

In a locally published news article, Jessica Angeles, PPA-CDO information officer said the installation of such facility would tend to recycle the use of oil after its separation from water, which eventually be discharged into the bay. The facility will handle all wastewater and runoffs from motor pools and other greasy activities inside the port.

In a related news, Pilipinas Shell is also planning to install a pipeline connecting the docked bunker fuel tankers to the fuel depots located near the port. With the pipeline, the emission of pollution will also be mitigated.

The PPA is really serious in its environmental protection program, according to Angeles.

with article by Loui Maliza of SSC

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