Pasig River hailed 1st Asia Riverprize champion for reviving waterway

Pasig River hailed 1st Asia Riverprize champion for reviving waterway

We would like to congratulate the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) for receiving the awards as the 1st Asia Riverprize CHAMPION from the International RiverFoundation judge panel during the International Riversymposium Riverprize ceremonies held in Australia on October 16.

This is a testimony that if we work together we can indeed achieve great things. Aksyon Kalikasan (Green Party of the Philippines) wish to call on every one to emulate the works of the PRRC and rehabilitate other rivers and esteros. We also call on the new agencies concerned of maintaining this achievement to be at par and focused so that all of the gains will not be lost.

David D’Angelo, National Spokesperson – Aksyon Kalikasan (Green Party of the Philippines)

The Pasig River rehabilitation project has been adjudged as the most noteworthy endeavor in Asia, earning the 1st Asia Riverprize, the world’s foremost award in river basin management.

The Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission (PRRC) received the recognition from the International RiverFoundation judge panel during the International Riversymposium Riverprize ceremonies held in Australia on October 16.

During the awards presentation, the Asia Riverprize judges were quoted to have said they were impressed by the scale of the problem and the scale of the response to the problem faced by Pasig River.

The story of Pasig River “that refuses to die and has come back to life” was presented to the Riversymposium participants before announcing the recognition for the Philippines.

Read the full story at GoodNews Pilipinas.

Tags:

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *