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Manila Water sustains infrastructure investments

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Manila Water Company Inc. said it continues to invest in infrastructure to help improve its service in its East zone concession area.

The company said that in close coordination with key stakeholders, it implements major projects to promote water security, service continuity and environmental sustainability.

The company needs skillful and competent human resources in the water and wastewater sectors to complete these projects.

Data showed that from January to August 2022, the number of blue collared workers for Manila Water Project Management Group projects reached 4,977 who work simultaneously in 160 project sites in varying project phases and types. On top of this are the 784 workers who are assigned to respond to the regular maintenance services across the eight business areas.

While providing employment opportunities even in the middle of the pandemic, Manila Water strictly enforces construction safety and health protocols on all its construction sites.

As a testament to its strict adherence to safety practices, PMG projects garnered a total of 22,336,261 safe man-hours since 2021, owing to contractors being regularly reminded to practice safety first on all activities and conduct constant communication through site audit, non-compliance resolutions and sharing of best practices through the monthly safety and quality conference.

“Our sites have improved in terms of the culture and mindset of inspectors, construction managers and contractors’ workers. Having the correct mindset and programs has translated into consistent implementation of safety and quality protocols during work execution, subsequently resulting in a safer work environment and quality delivery of services,” Manila Water Project Management Group director Robert Baffrey said.

Baffrey acknowledges the vital contribution of this workforce in achieving the company’s service objectives.

“While Manila Water creates opportunities across various employment sectors, whether directly or through its contractors and suppliers, and we deeply value the contribution of each talent and worker. Without the individuals who work behind these projects, the company would not be able to continuously improve its services,” Baffrey said.

Manila Water creates opportunities across various employment sectors, whether directly or through its contractors. As of August 2022, the number of workers employed through its various water and wastewater projects reached 4,977, with a total of 22,336,261 safe man-hours since 2021.

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