Manila Water Company Inc. said Thursday it signed a joint venture agreement with the Calasiao Water District for a 25-year project to improve and expand the provision of water supply in the municipality of Calasiao, Pangasinan province.
The public private partnership is set to undertake the development, financing, design, engineering, construction, upgrade, testing, commissioning, operation, management and maintenance of the water facilities within the service areas of the water district, with the first few years initially focusing on the rehabilitation of the water district’s existing water system.
Calasiao Mayor Joseph Arman Bauzon said the joint venture would serve more than 95,000 people of 24 barangays and would help boost the economic potential of Calasiao.
“We believe that with Manila Water as a partner, we will be able to realize our biggest dream of making Calasiao not just one of the premier municipalities, but maybe [even] one of the premiere cities in Pangasinan. This will not only provide more opportunities for livelihood but more importantly, ensure a better quality of life for our constituents with the provision of sustainable water supply,” said Bauzon.