Sealing a pact that would ensure a sustainable environment for the future generations of Guimarasnons, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in Region 6 signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Guimaras Wind Corporation (GWC).

The MOA signing was officially done at the Amihan Learning and Training Center of GWC located at Barangay M. Chavez, San Lorenzo, Guimaras on July 14, 2022.

Guimaras Wind Corporation shall adopt the 176 hectares within the existing Enhanced National Greening Program (ENGP) area in the Municipality of San Lorenzo, Guimaras for a term of 3 years. During which time they will develop the area to turn it into an arboretum where native trees and bamboos shall be grown.

 “Guimaras is currently a developing province, attracting many foreigners and tourists with its beautiful resources and ecotourism destinations. The proposed Panay-Guimaras bridge will soon be constructed and we are looking at the onset of more investments and more assets for the Province that will help uplift the economic status of  Guimarasnons,” said DENR 6 Regional Executive Director Livino B. Duran in his message.

The MOA signing was also officially graced DENR Guimaras Provincial ENR Officer Edgardo M. Rostata together with GWC officials, namely: Mr. Gabino Ramon E. Mejia, President and Chief Executive Officer; Mr. Richardson C. de los Santos, AVP, Plant Operation; and Engr. Edwin L. Gallego, Plant Manager.

DENR PENRO Guimaras was very grateful for the partnership and collaboration of GWC as they signified their willingness to contribute to the greening efforts of the Department thru its Ridge to Reef Conservation Program, extending their financial support as part of their corporate social responsibility program.