Maynilad sets aside P7.2-B to improve service

Posted at 02/24/2014 3:01 PM

MANILA – Maynilad Water Services Inc. on Monday said it will spend around P7.2 billion to improve and expand its water and wastewater services in parts of southern Metro Manila, particularly in Parañaque, Muntinlupa, Las Piñas and parts of Cavite.

The water concessionaire said it will allocate P4.7 billion of the amount to build a wastewater treatment plant in Muntinlupa and more than 50 kilometers of sewer pipelines in Parañaque and Muntinlupa.

Around P1.9 billion will be used to extend its primary lines in Bacoor and Imus, Cavite; Las Piñas, Muntinlupa and Pasay, while another P450 million will be spent for the construction of additional boosters and reservoirs.

Around P84 million, meanwhile, will be used to rehabilitate Maynilad's network facilities and reinforce its pipes in the south.

The firm also set aside P36 million for other operations support projects.

Maynilad president and chief executive Ricky Vargas said service expansion remains as the company’s main goal for its customers in southern Metro Manila.

“We hope to address the issues of deepwell dependency and minimal wastewater coverage in the area through our massive, targeted investments," he said.

The West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres and Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit and Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, in Cavite.