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Macroasia signs agreement to construct water system in Philippines

15 February 2013

The water system will be developed to provide drinkable water supply to the 22 barangays (smallest administrative divisions) in Solano municipality

The municipal local government unit (LGU) of Solano in the province of Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines, has signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with Macroasia to build a water system in the town of Solano.

The water system, a first public and private partnership venture, will be set up to provide drinkable water to the 22 barangays (smallest administrative divisions) of the municipality of Solano.

Solano Councilor Roland Carub said, "The first phase of the Macroasia -funded project involves P40 million while the succeeding phases will have P100 to P150 million funding."

As a part of the MOA, Macroasia will be responsible for the preservation and enhancement of the Magat River tributaries, from where the water will be pumped at the system, to be processed and supplied to the customers.

Initially, only six internal and seven external barangays of the municipality will be able to take advantage of the new water system.

To implement the work, local workforce from the LGU will be hired, which will make up 90% of the total workforce required to complete the project.

The LGU will also benefit from the royalties it will receive at 30 centavos per cubic metre of water supplied to the customers.


Image: The water system will be developed to provide drinkable water supply to the 22 barangays (smallest administrative divisions) in Solano municipality. Photo: Courtesy of Shubert Ciencia.

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