School to receive sanitary facility-A A +A
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
THE Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) is set to build a sanitary facility at the Tamion Elementary School in the village of Vitali, 73 kilometers (km) east of the city.
The ZCWD, City Division of Schools, and the Vitali barangay council have signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) last week for the construction of the sanitary facility at Tamion Elementary School.
ZCWD General Manager Rey Leonardo Vasquez said the MOA signing is an offshoot of ZCWD’s implementation of its corporate social responsibility that was conceptualized and adopted through a board resolution.
Aside from Vasquez, the other signatories of the MOA are Vitali village chief Jose Alavar, City Division of School officer-in-charge Dr. Pedro Melchor Natividad and Education Program Supervisor Simplicio Bazan.
Its main purpose is to assist communities through the implementation of projects along health and nutrition, environment, water and sanitation that help improve people’s quality of life, Vasquez said.
On top of ZCWD’s priorities under the program is the construction of sanitary facility and establishment of communal faucets in area where it is most needed.
Sitio Tamion serves as one of the spring sources for the Vitali Water System, Vasquez added.
Stipulated under the MOA is that the ZCWD will provide the materials to complete the construction of the sanitary facility, which would amount close to P200,000 and to supervise the implementation of the project to ensure compliance to construction standards.
The Vitali barangay council will provide the labor force who will undertake the civil works through “pintakasi” system, while the City Division of Schools through the Tamion Elementary School shall provide the meals for the volunteer workers during the project construction.
The school shall also be responsible for the maintenance of the sanitary facility after turn over, including payment of water bills. (Bong Garcia)