P12.25B agree­ment signed to im­prove water ser­vice in Iloilo City

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The Metro Iloilo Water Dis­trict (MIWD) and Metro Pa­cific Water (MPW) re­cently signed a P12.25 bil­lion agree­ment to re­ha­bil­i­tate, ex­pand, and im­prove the util­ity firm’s dis­tri­bu­tion sys­tem and waste­water man­age­ment fa­cil­i­ties.

“Through var­i­ous ef­fi­ciency mea­sures and in­vest­ment in new pipes, we hope to bring the [cur­rent] 20 per­cent cov­er­age closer to 100 per­cent by the end of the con­ces­sion,” said MPW di­rec­tor Ra­moncito Fer­nan­dez.

MIWD projects, over the next 25 years, safe and potable water will be de­liv­ered to 1.4 mil­lion res­i­dents.

The firm’s ser­vice area in­cludes Iloilo City, Pavia, Oton, Maasin, Ca­bat­uan, Santa Bar­bara, Le­ganes, and San Miguel.

Mean­while, Sen­a­tor Franklin Drilon was present for the sign­ing, which he called a “light at the end of the tun­nel.”

“We could not sell Iloilo city and prov­ince as liv­able ar­eas and tourist and in­vest­ment des­ti­na­tions if we have a water prob­lem,” the sen­a­tor ex­plained./

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