A logistics firm and Verde Soko officials cooperating with authorities have completed repacking the over 5,000 metric tons of garbage from South Korea shipped to the Port of Tagoloan in the Phividec Industrial Estate in Misamis Oriental, according the province’s second district Rep. Juliette Uy.
Uy also said she has received word that local authorities are waiting for schedule of the container ship to be sent to recover the garbage.
“The South Korean government had to take care of the important matter of a supplemental budget appropriation to cover the cost of shipping back to their country of the garbage imported by Verde Soko. Now that been taken care of, the ship should come fetch the cargo in the coming weeks, this month of August at the soonest,” Uy said.
“I appreciate the move of the Ecowaste Coalition to write to South Korea’s prime minister. Perhaps Ecowaste were just not updated on the latest developments in South Korea,” Uy added.
The Misamis Oriental solon also disclosed that one of the Korean officials of Verde Soko has been unable to leave the country so far because of a standing arrest warrant and Interpol’s wanted list. (pr)