Philippines Plans $2.46 Billion of Water Projects, Inquirer Says

The Philippines’ Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System is planning 100 billion pesos ($2.46 billion) of projects this year, the Philippine Daily Inquirer reported, citing MWSS Administrator Gerardo Esquivel.

That includes a $1.8 billion dam in Rizal province to serve as an alternative water source to Angat Dam, which supplies metropolitan Manila with 97 percent of its water, and a bulk water project in 22 districts to supply the province of Bulacan, the Inquirer reported, citing Esquivel.

Link to Inquirer report: {http://business.inquirer.net/108169/p100b-in-water-supply- projects-readied}

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