Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project
The Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Project (MFDP) was a project implemented by the government in response to the environmental disaster due to the onslaught by TyphoonYolanda (Haiyan). Under Republic Act No. 10633 (GAA 2014), it aims to efficiently and effectively make a coastal barrier within a period 50 years. Being the lead implementing agency, the DENR was given an allotment of PhP 1B for the Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program of the coastal areas. The program involves the establishment/rehabilitation of 50,000.00 hectares of degraded, damaged and destroyed Mangrove and Beach Forest areas nationwide. The DENR-ERDB, the designated bureau tasked to lead the implementation of the Mangrove and Beach Forest Development Program (MBFDP), developed a harmonized guidelines for Mangrove and Beach Forest Development and Management (MBFDM) which shall serve as guide in the implementation of the program. Mandated in the said guidelines is the use of, or a combination of, science, lessons learned from previous Mangrove rehabilitation experiences and an implementing mechanism that involves the people and/or community in all phases of program implementation. The DENR-CARAGA Region XIII was allocated with an amount of of PhP84,455,000.00 to cover the rehabilitation of 4,452.00 hectares.
The DENR-Surigao del Sur, was allocated with a total amount of PhP29,424,000.00, aboutthirty-five percent (35%) of Region XIII’s total budget for the said program. With thisd budget, it is tasked to rehabilitate a total Mangrove and Beach area of 1,575.00 hectares, the final target for CY 2015, instead of the previous target of 1,125.00 hectares.