The Manila City government entered into an agreement with Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) on Monday, February 10, for the installation of vertical gardens on LRT-1 posts.
LRMC was represented by their President and CEO Juan F. Alfonso, Head of Legal Atty. Jhimmy Santiago, and Head of Corporate Communications Ms. Jacqueline Gorospe.
Under the agreement, the LRMC will install two (2) vertical gardens around the two posts of LRT-1 within the City of Manila and encourage other interested parties to fund the construction of other vertical gardens.
Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso shared his vision for a more vibrant and cleaner city, utilizing vertical gardens for air purification.
“I’m after clean air and lowering the carbon footprint. Air is difficult to keep clean, water—you can cure it, but the only way to clean our air is through nature,” the Mayor said.
Alfonso meanwhile assured that they would hire an expert for the design of the vertical garden.