THE local government and Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) are scheduled to start the implementation of a P17.6-million water system and pipe-laying projects in two remote barangays of Zamboanga City.

ZCWD information officer Dolores Galvan said the construction of the water system in Barangay Salaan worth P12.6 million and pipe-laying project from Zone II of Barangay Boalan to the boundary of Barangay Pasobolong worth P5.3 million will immediately start after the ground breaking ceremonies scheduled to be held this Sunday.

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Galvan said the Salaan Water System and the pipe-laying projects are part of the many projects jointly undertaken by the ZCWD and the local government.

Galvan said the ZCWD contributed close to P6 million, while P6.3 million comes from the local government for the implementation of the P12.3 million Salaan Water System project.

She said the P5.3 million pipe-laying project from Zone II of Barangay Boalan to the boundary of Pasobolong is solely funded by the City Government headed by Mayor Celso Lobregat.

“It is part of (the) contributions of the mayor to the ZCWD aimed to enhance and widen our service to the public,” Galvan said.

She said the Salaan Water System project involves supply and laying of 693 linear meters of 150-milimeter in diameter and 1,293 linear meters of 100-milimeter in diameter of PVC pipeline, and 100-milimeter of 50-milimeter in diameter of PE pipeline, construction of 38-cubic meter sumptank, perimeter fence, control room and guard house.

It also includes the installation of a three-phase power supply and a 7.5-horse power submersible pump.

Galvan said the ground breaking ceremonies will be spearheaded by ZCWD General Manager Rey Leonardo Vasquez, ZCWD Board Chairman Edwin Makasiar and Lobregat.

The same projects will soon be undertaken in Barangays Guisao, Lanzones and Tolosa, all located east of Zamboanga City. (Bong Garcia)