Article by sunstar.com.ph
COMMERCIAL operations are expected to start in October for the bulk supply water project undertaken by Cebu-based bulk water provider Mactan Rock Industries Inc. (MRII) in Bacolod City. MRII chairman Antonio Tompar, in an interview yesterday, said the first phase of the estimated P800-million project will start operating by mid-October this year. The Bacolod projects form part of the company’s expansion plans in the Visayas and Mindanao areas. MRII and the Bacolod City Water District, along with partners TGV Builders, Inc. and Tubig Pilipinas Group, Inc. have signed the 25-year contract for bulk water supply last year. The project would initially supply 10,000 cubic meters of bulk water per day each for the north and south injection points of Bacolod and would later expand up to 75,000 cubic meters of water per day each, after 10 years. Tompar said the company won the bid for offering the cheapest price of water. Water in Bacolod (north) is priced P8.85 per cubic meter while in the south is at P9.85 per cubic meter. MRII has over 50 bulk water supply plants spread across the country. Tompar said that with the water scarcity faced by the country, many local government units, businesses and industries have turned to desalinated water to ensure continuous water supply. Desalination is the process of removing dissolved salts from water, thus producing fresh water from seawater or brackish water.
Article by bworldonline.com
TUBIG PILIPINAS, a subsidiary of Pure Energy Holdings Corp., will begin construction of a water and sewerage system in Echague, Isabela by the fourth quarter this year. In a statement, the company said the project’s first phase, involving water supply, is expected to be completed in the first quarter next year. Once operational, about 80,000 residents of the first-class municipality will have potable water supply at home. “This project hopes to bring convenience to the residents of Echague. Hopefully, with water flowing into their homes, we are able to raise the quality of living in this province,” said Tubig Pilipinas President Ryan T. Yapkianwee. The Echague Water Supply, Sewage, and Septic Utility Project covers a management and maintenance service for a period of 25 years. Tubig Pilipinas was granted the authority to undertake the project through a municipal resolution issued Dec. 5, 2016. Tubig Pilipinas also has projects in the cities of Bacolod and Cadiz in Negros Occidental, three areas in Cavite, and Sual, Pangasinan.
Article by The Daily Tribune