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Water Hyacinth Harvester

Requested from MIRDC by K. Danganan at 11:39 PM on Aug 22, 2017.
Purpose: Research and development
Date of Coverage: 02/06/2012 - 08/22/2017
Tracking no: #MIRDC-615798928460

Danganan 11:39 PM, Aug 22, 2017

Hi! In one of our research papers, we explore on the possible solutions to the invasive water hyacinths in Cardona, Rizal. According to research, my group has seen the Water Hyacinth Harvester launched by the DOST, as published in your page last February 16, 2012. It was considered a success especially in Taguig. We were wondering on how these helped local places, and also how this can help the residents in Cardona since these water hyacinths affect their livelihood fishing gravely.

Casas 08:17 AM, Sep 05, 2017

August 23, 2017

Dear Kim,

Thank you for your request dated Aug 22, 2017 11:39:46 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch, for Water Hyacinth Harvester.

We received your request on Aug 22, 2017 11:39:46 PM and will respond on or before Sep 12, 2017 11:39:46 PM, in accordance with the Executive Order's implementing rules and regulations.

Should you have any questions regarding your request, kindly contact me using the reply function on the eFOI portal at https://www.foi.gov.ph/requests/aglzfmVmb2ktcGhyHwsSB0NvbnRlbnQiEk1JUkRDLTYxNTc5ODkyODQ2MAw, for request with ticket number #MIRDC-615798928460.

Thank you.

Respectfully,

Abigail Casas
FOI Officer

September 11, 2017

Dear Kim Danganan,

Greetings!

Thank you for your request dated Aug 22, 2017 11:39:46 PM under Executive Order No. 2 (s. 2016) on Freedom of Information in the Executive Branch.

Your request

You asked how the water hyacinth harvester launched by DOST helped local places and how this can help the residents in Cardona since the water hyacinths affect their livelihood fishing gravely. 

Response to your request

While our aim is to provide information whenever possible, in this instance this Office does not have the information you have requested. The reason why we don’t have the information is that the water hyacinth harvester that you mentioned was a prototype that has undergone performance testing and evaluation. It is inoperative as of this time as it needs to be repaired and improved. 

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Thank you.

Respectfully,
Engr. Robert Dizon
FOI Decision Maker

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