Bu­la­can wa­ter project to be launched

Manila Times - - Business Times - JORDEENE B. LAGARE

THE

Wa­ter Sup­ply Project (BBWSP) for Bu­la­can will be for­mally launched by Pres­i­dent Duterte on Jan­uary 28 this year.

The BBWSP aims to pro­vide ready ac­cess to fresh, potable

- cal­i­ties in Bu­la­can and help them meet the cur­rent wa­ter de­mand. It will also re­duce the usage of deep wells to mit­i­gate the ad­verse en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact of ex­ces­sive ground­wa­ter ex­trac­tion.

Lu­zon Clean Wa­ter De­vel­op­ment Corp. — a con­sor­tium of

and Ko­rea Wa­ter Re­sources Corp. (20 per­cent) – sealed the 25-year con­ces­sion agree­ment to pro­vide wa­ter to con­sumers at the rate of P8.50 per cu­bic me­ter. The project’s con­struc­tion started in 2012.

- is­tra­tor Rey­naldo Ve­lasco com­mended the com­pa­nies for the “speedy com­ple­tion” of the project com­ple­tion. This de­vel­op­ment de­picts the “good work­ing re­la­tions

peo­ple of Bu­la­can,” he said. -

BBWSP is one of the many projects the listed con­glom­er­ate has in

and tech­ni­cal ca­pa­bil­i­ties, Ang said

sev­eral projects that sup­port our fast eco­nomic growth”, such as the new in­ter­na­tional air­port to be de­vel­oped in the prov­ince.

Stage 1 of the project cov­ers San

Bo­caue, Obando and Balag­tas) while stage 2 has Guigu­into, Calumpit, - Bal­i­uag, Plar­idel, Pandi, Hagonoy,

An­gat, Dona Reme­dios Trinidad, San Ilde­fonso, and Bus­tos.

Com­mer­cial op­er­a­tions among se­lected and ready wa­ter dis­tricts un­der Stage 1 started on Jan­uary

on Dec. 17, 2018, to ini­tially pro-

The BBWSP is the first ma­jor project un­der the Duterte ad­min­is­tra­tion’s pub­lic-pri­vate part­ner­ship (PPP) scheme. It is one of the agency’s two wa­ter projects un­der the pro­gram. The other projects is the P18.72-bil­lion New Cen­ten­nial Wa­ter Source-Kaliwa Dam Project which aimes to meet the in­creas­ing

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