Philex spends P1.3m to reforest old mine
Philex Mining Corp. said Tuesday it spent P1.3 million for the restoration of the Bumolo copper-gold project in Benguet province.
Philex Mining mine environmental protection and enhancement officer Julius Bayogan said the amount was used for the restoration of the area by replanting and reforestation.
“The program involves, among others, the rehabilitation, regeneration, revegetation and reforestation of Bumolo’s 2-hectare aggravated area,” he said.
Bayogan said Philex planted 200,000 seedlings with an actual cost of P638,278.14 in the first half of 2016 and P638,270.00 in the second half.
“We were able to plant shrubs, calliandra, kawati, napier grass, lantana, and wild sunflowers,” he said.
Bayogan said progressive rehabilitation of areas subject to the exploration was also being done while drilling was conducted.