Roxas Holdings allowed to reopen bioethanol plant
Roxol Bioenergy Corp. has been allowed to reopen its bioethanol plant in Negros Occidental following implementation of measures to reduce the door issues.
The Office of La Carlota City has lifted the cease and desist oder issued against Roxol.
Roxas Holdings said the lifting of the CDO was based on the results of the inspection and verification of the mitigating measures implemented by Roxol since the time of closure.
” We would like to emphasize, however, that the lifting of the CDO does not mean that you shall ignore your earlier commitments and the strict compliance of the requirements imposed by the environmental clearance certificate,” a memorandum from the Office of La Carlota City Mayor Luis Jalandoni III said.
Jalandoni said a joint inspection team would conduct a mandatory inspection and monitoring of Roxol’s facilities every last Friday of the month as well as random inspection every two months starting this month.
Roxol was required to inform the Office of the City Mayor of any pollution mitigation/eradication measures, programs and projects it may undertake in the future.
While we are glad for your efforts thus made to mitigate the obnoxious door, we wish to underscore that our office will not hesitate to issue a CDO again should the condition recur.
Roxas Holdings is partly owned by Hong Kong-based conglomerate First Pacific Co. Ltd.