Maynilad allots P102 M for Pasay pipes

Louise Maureen Simeon - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. is investing P102 million for its pipe-laying project in Pasay.

The project, which will involve 1.2 kilometers of new primary and secondary lines, will enable Maynilad to increase water pressure from seven pound per square inch (psi) to 16 psi to cover over 30,000 households in the area.

At 16 psi, water supply can reach the third floor of a house or establishment without the need for a pump.

The new 300mm-600mm diameter primary lines will run from the corner of Coastal Road and MIA Road to Ninoy Aquino Avenue in Pasay City and will be completed next month.

Among the areas that will benefit from the improved water pressure are Baltao, Pildera, and Ninoy Aquino International Airport terminals 1 and 2 in Pasay and Barangay Tambo in Parañaque.

“We continue to invest in improving the water infrastructure in the West Zone because we have a commitment to sustain enhanced service levels for our customers,” Maynilad president and chief executive officer Ramoncito Fernandez said.

For this year, Maynilad has earmarked P382 million for the installation of new pipelines in Caloocan, Quezon City, Valenzuela, Las Pinas, Parañaque, and Bacoor and Imus in Cavite province.

Laying new pipelines has enabled Maynilad to bring potable surface water to previously unserved and underserved areas within its concession area.

Maynilad is spending a total of P11.7 billion for its water and wastewater infrastructure projects this year.

Bulk or about P8.3 billion of this year’s capital expenditures will go to water infrastructure projects to ensure sufficient water supply and pressure in the West Zone.

Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the country in terms of customer base. It serves the areas of Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, Malabon, and certain portions of Manila, Quezon City, Makati and Cavite.

It is a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corp., DMCI Holdings and Marubeni Corp.

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