The construction of the PHP12-billion Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project in Barangay Gumalang, Baguio District will kick off Monday through a ceremonial event to be graced by national and local leaders.
The Apo Agua project is an infrastructure joint venture between the Aboitiz Group and J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC) which seeks to resolve water supply problems in some areas of the city, especially in the second district.
Its construction begins after many months of completing the permitting procedures. It was only recently when the project secured the approval of the 6.8-hectare site conversion from agricultural to industrial by the Department of Agrarian Reform (DAR).
Cirilo Almario III, general manager of Apo Agua Infrastructure, Inc., earlier said it was the most difficult requirement to secure.
With a target date of operations on the first half of 2021, the PHP10 billion of the total cost of the project will be shelled out by Apo Agua, while PHP2 billion by the Davao City Water District (DCWD).
The pre-construction works on the design, site investigation, and survey alignment have already started to ensure the correct alignment of pipes, including the development on the ground.
The road right of way lease agreement with private landowners is 92 percent complete.
DCWD will build the reservoir and distribution lines.
There at least eighteen projects that have been completed out of thirty programs lined up under a PHP2-billion budget. (PNA)
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