February 18, 2013

MWSS Lined up P100B in Water Supply Project

Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has bid P100 billion worth of major infrastructure projects in this year to ensure good water supply services throughout the country.

MWSS administrator Gerardo Esquivel said that there are three big projects that are about to undergo a final permission studyes adn are expected to release by the second half of 2013.

The MWSS made their medium-term strategy called "Water Security Legacy Plan" known as they celebrated their 135th year anniversary yesterday.

The plan will be to build a new water dam that will serve as a "redundant water source" to Angat Dam which will cost $1.8 billion.

The dam could potentially provide 1.9 billion liters of water a day throughout Metro Manila according to Esquivel. “Metro Manila is 97-percent dependent on the Angat Dam for water supply. We want a security dam, which could be an alternative water source [for Metro Manila residents],” he said.

The dam will be designed to be a multipurpose dam with with hydro-power and flood-mitigating components.

MWSS also lined up the Bulacan bulk water supply project which costs an estimated P15 billion. The project tends to supply water in all 22 districts of Bulacan by putting pipes on national roads to the whole province.

Source: Business Inquirer