By J. Jala | 11:44 PM November 21, 2020
The Land Transportation Franchising and Regulatory Board (LTFRB) has mandated all public transport operators to plant trees before the board allows them to renew their franchises.
In a statement, the LTFRB said the mandatory tree planting for public transportation operators starts on December 1.
Under its memorandum issued last Nov. 20, the agency said those applying for a certificate of public convenience (CPC) with at least 10 units. LTFRB said one unit is equivalent to one tree.
Those applying for extension of CPC validity must plant trees. Every unit is also equivalent to one tree.
LTFRB said transportation operators should coordinate with local government units as well as the Department of Environment and Natural Resources for their tree planting activity.
LTFRB aims to plant 50,000 trees in a bid to boost the government’s reforestation program.