Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings Corp., the infrastructure company led by businessman Enrique Razon Jr., and Manila Water Co. presented to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System administrator Reynaldo Velasco on April 15 the results of their joint technical study on the Wawa water supply project.
The technical study was aimed at sorting out the best technical scheme, considering cost, risks, timeline and maximization of water supply source, Prime Infra said in a statement.
Prime Infra laid down an aggressive plan to ensure water supply security in Manila Water’s service area with more than 500 million liters per day of new water source, accelerate water availability by immediately delivering 80 MLD by 2021 and provide operational flexibility and reliability to bring water where it is needed most.
“We are excited to present the project for approval of the MWSS board on April 23 and get things going immediately,” said Prime Infra president and chief operating officer Guillaume Lucci.
“We hope to break ground by 2020’s dry season so we can deliver first water by 2021. At its full capacity, the project will boost Manila Water’s current available water supply by about 30 percent,” said Lucci.
Prime Infra said that with the leadership and strong commitment of administrator Velasco, the project was expected to be fast-tracked for the new water source for Metro Manila and Rizal province.
The Wawa water supply project is among the priority projects presented and committed to President Rodrigo Duterte to address the current water supply deficit and ensure future water supply security.
Prime Infra was established in 2017 to focus on the rapid growth in infrastructure spending in the Philippines. It now has a strong focus on bulk water projects.