DCWD needs P1B more for Tamugan project-A A +A
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
THE Davao City Water District (DCWD) needs more than P1 billion for the distribution system of the Tamugan water surface development project on top of the project's P10-billion construction cost, an official said.
DCWD spokesperson Imelda Magsuci said in Monday's edition of Kapehan sa Dabaw at SM City Davao that the project will only develop the "upstream" area, but the cost of the pipelines that will be used to distribute water to consumers is not included in the project cost.
"The (installation of the" pipeline is not be included in the project, which will be a private-public partnership. It will be DCWD who will undertake the installation of the pipelines that will deliver water to the barangays," she said.
Magsuci said the water utility is in need of more than P1 billion for the distribution system. She did not elaborate.
At present, they are evaluating the "unsolicited proposal" of J.V. Angeles Construction Corp. (Jvacc) that was submitted to them in May this year.
The project has been projected to begin in 2014 and to be in full operation by 2017.
"Aside from addressing the water needs of the public, the project will also help replenish the ground water source," Magsuci said.
She said they are expecting a three-percent growth on consumer water consumption in the next few years.
Published in the Sun.Star Davao newspaper on October 29, 2013.