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Czech Repub­lic do­nates wa­ter treat­ment plant to Panay town

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The Em­bassy of the Czech Repub­lic and the lo­cal gov­ern­ment of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Sapian un­veiled a mo­bile wa­ter treat­ment plant do­nated by the Czech Repub­lic through a small-scale pro­ject that in­cluded its pro­duc­tion and in­stal­la­tion in the said mu­nic­i­pal­ity of Panay Is­land.

This com­plete au­to­matic sys­tem pro­duced in co­op­er­a­tion with the Czech com­pa­nies namely Sweco Hy­dropro­ject, G-Servis, and Ekomon­i­tor al­lows for the treat­ment of non­potable ground­wa­ter through a unique tech­nol­ogy from the Czech Repub­lic; there­fore, pro­vid­ing a source for free high-qual­ity drink­ing wa­ter to the lo­cal peo­ple.

In the un­veil­ing of the pro­ject held in the pres­ence of Mayor Arthur John Biñas, Czech Em­bassy Trade Coun­sel­lor Ben­jamin Ziga, com­pany rep­re­sen­ta­tives namely Mi­lan Mo­ravec from Sweco Hy­dropro­ject, To­mas Kas­par of Ekomon­i­tor, Jakub Kubálek and Michal Cypris from G-Servis, to­gether with the lo­cal res­i­dents of Sapian, had a sam­ple of the wa­ter which can now be drank di­rectly from the fa­cil­ity.

Mayor Biñas ex­pressed his ap­pre­ci­a­tion for the do­na­tion not­ing that the pre­vi­ous wa­ter source is far from the town and re­quires pay­ment. Aside from this, the pro­ject also re­duces eco­log­i­cal foot­print in the area by elim­i­nat­ing the need for plas­tic wa­ter bot­tles specif­i­cally be­cause Sapian is sur­rounded by sea bays that con­sti­tute an im­por­tant liveli­hood.

The Czech Repub­lic is known for cre­at­ing con­di­tions for sus­tain­able man­age­ment of its wa­ter wealth through af­ford­able and ad­vanced tech­nolo­gies that fo­cus on treat­ment and con­ser­va­tion. The gov­ern­ment’s pol­icy aims to ap­ply tech­nolo­gies in re­duc­ing the pol­lu­tion of sur­face and ground­wa­ter, im­prov­ing the qual­ity and sup­ply of drink­ing wa­ter, and pro­vid­ing tech­nol­ogy mod­els that re­duce flood risks.

Through the pro­ject, the Czech em­bassy as­pires to col­lab­o­rate fur­ther with the Depart­ment of Agri­cul­ture in rolling out the pro­ject in other ar­eas of the Philip­pines.

 ??  ?? Czech Trade Coun­sel­lor Ben­jamin Ziga, Agri­cul­ture As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Hansel Didulo and Mayor Arthur Biñas sam­ple the newly treated wa­ter from the ma­chine.
Czech Trade Coun­sel­lor Ben­jamin Ziga, Agri­cul­ture As­sis­tant Sec­re­tary Hansel Didulo and Mayor Arthur Biñas sam­ple the newly treated wa­ter from the ma­chine.

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