An integrated engineered sanitary landfill for Baguio City and the municipalities of La Trinidad, Itogon, Sablan, Tuba, and Tublay;  the preparation of a BLISTT tourism brochure; establishment of ecozones in the BLISTT; and the completion of the BLISTT Outer and Inner Circumferential Roads – these are among the priorities of the BLISTT Development Council for urgent implementation as agreed during its  meeting held on August 4, 2017.  These activities are a part of the BLISTT Action Agenda 2016-2019 which the BLISTT Governing Council adopted last year.

During the Council meeting, Congressman Go for Baguio City committed to lobby to DENR for the funding of a proposed engineered sanitary landfill in the BLISTT.  This is aside from the support he earlier committed to advocate tourism in the BLISTT areas.

The BLISTT Outer Circumferential Road (outlined in red), and the Inner Circumferential Road (in blue)
The BLISTT Outer Circumferential Road (outlined in red), and the Inner Circumferential Road (in blue)

The proposed sanitary landfill aims to ease the burgeoning sold waste problem in the area by providing an engineered sanitary landfill instead of the mere sanitary landfill presently being used by the Municipality of La Trinidad.

Meanwhile, the Inner Circumferential Road (or Inner Ring) project involves the complete paving of an existing road that connects the urbanizing BLISTT area.  The Outer Circumferential Road (or Outer Ring), on the other hand, involves the completion of a network of roads that will connect the outer fringes of BLISTT particularly the agricultural areas.  Once completed, both Inner and Outer Ring roads will enhance the connectivity of the BLISTT LGUs while also promoting socio-economic development in the area.  The Council scheduled a meeting with the DPWH on September 8, 2017 to discuss and resolve issues that slow down the implementation of both road projects.