Pipe-lay­ing for project to start next month: exec

Mindanao Times - - BUSINESS - BY REGINA MAE RONQUILLO

THE APO Agua In­fras­truc­tura Inc., the com­pany be­hind the P12.6 bil­lion bulk wa­ter sup­ply project that is tap­ping the Ta­mu­gan River, is un­der­tak­ing two ma­jor con­struc­tion phases of the project within the se­cond se­mes­ter of the year, its of­fi­cial said.

Cir­ilo Al­mario III, com­pany gen­eral man­ager, told TIMES last week next month, the com­pany will start the pipe-lay­ing phase for the eight-kilo­me­ter raw wa­ter pipe­line from the river up to the wa­ter treat­ment plant and that in Oc­to­ber, an­other pipe-lay­ing phase will also start be­tween the treated wa­ter pipe­line and the 13 work­ing sites.

“This 55-km treated wa­ter pipe­line which will lead to 10 to 13 pos­si­ble work sites will re­ally cause in­con­ve­nience to the peo­ple, so as of now we al­ready apol­o­gize to them. But of course we will do ev­ery­thing we can. We are in co­or­di­na­tion with DPWH (De­part­ment of Pub­lic Works and High­ways), City Engi­neers Of­fice and with CTTMO (City Trans­port and Traf­fic Man­age­ment Of­fice) as well as the PSSCC (Pub­lic Safety and Se­cu­rity Com­mand Cen­ter),” Al­mario said.

He said the con­trac­tor have yet to iden­tify the 13 spe­cific sites for the treated wa­ter pipe­line op­er­a­tions but gen­er­ally, it will be from the treat­ment plant that will go through Barangays Du­malang, Lac­son, Mag­tuod, Tug­bok, Ta­lan­dang, Ca­ban­tian and Panacan then go­ing down to Du­moy.

He said the small­est pipe to be used will be 400 mil­lime­ters.

Al­mario said they are on track with the plan thus he is hope­ful the com­pany can fin­ish the en­tire project by the first half of 2021 as promised.

For the right of way is­sues, he also said there were no prob­lems with the 170 con­tracts they al­ready ac­quired.

AL­MARIO

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