SULTAN KUDARAT, Maguindanao — Minister Akmad A. Brahim of the BARMM Environment Ministry underscores during his visit to Lamsan Group of Companies that the partnership between the two offices must be strengthened to ensure a cleaner and healthier environment for the communities in Brgy. Crossing Simuay, Sultan Kudarat, Maguindanao.

The visit to Lamsan was led by Minister Brahim, together with key officials from the Ministry of Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy (MENRE) – BARMM, last 14 June 2022 as they checked the major operations and facilities of the business establishment.

“This visit aims to ascertain that our environmental programs and the existing environmental laws and regulations are being adhered to because this is all for the benefit of the communities near Lamsan and us as well,” Minister Brahim said, adding that he is a native of the community, and his dedication to protect the people’s rights to a clean and healthy environment remains close to his goals.

“If we can show that the Lamsan Group of Companies can exhibit environmental protection and beautification, other businesses like you will be inspired to do the same, if not more,” he added.

Lamsan Group of Companies Chief-Executive-Officer, Danny T. Lu, welcomed the delegates of MENRE and expressed his willingness to collaborate with Minister Brahim, particularly in guaranteeing that the operations of the company will be compliant with environmental laws.

Lamsan facilitated the plant tour of the company’s selected power plants, wastewater treatment facility, and their Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) that helps with their waste management.

Environment Management Services (EMS) Director Jalani M. Pamlian also seeks assistance from Lamsan in conducting water body classification for the creek near the establishment, which Lamsan CEO Lu initially positively responded to.

“The real challenge is how to maintain economic development and progress and at the same time, ensure environmental protection and conservation,” said MENRE Bangsamoro Director General Atty. Badr E. Salendab. “I urge everyone to take care of our environment for the benefit of this present generation and the generations to come.

”The Lamsan Group of Companies has been one of the important partners of the MENRE from the private sector in ensuring that the municipality of Sultan Kudarat, especially the communities in Brgy. Crossing Simuay, will have access to cleaner air and water.

Joining Minister Brahim, BDG Salendab, and Director Pamlian to represent MENRE were PENRE Officer of Maguindanao Lauban S. Abdul, CENRE Officers Noroden S. Abdullah and Datumama K. Makartur, and Chief Environmental Management Specialists Amier Ashan K. Aplal and Abdulmaoti A. Akmad.