Barangay Gumalang, Davao City
November 26, 2018
President Rodrigo Roa Duterte led the groundbreaking of the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP) at the Apo Agua Infrastructura Project Site in Barangay Gumalang, Davao City.
Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. is a joint venture company between Aboitiz Equity Ventures (AEV) and J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC).
The PhP12.6 billion project shall provide the Davao City Water District (DCWD) with over 300 million liters of safe water per day that would be distributed through the DCWD’s five (5) existing water systems — Barangay Dumoy, Calinan, Tugbok, Panacan, and Cabantian — as well as three (3) additional water systems in Talandang, Mandug, and Indangan.
“This will not just address the increasing demand for a steady and sufficient supply of potable water for the city, but also demonstrate the success of partnerships between the government and the private sector in effecting real changes in our communities,” President Duterte said.
DCWD shall lead the city’s transition from full groundwater dependence to more sustainable surface-water-focused sourcing strategy.
“To our private partners, let me assure you of this administration’s full support as long as you conduct your business with the welfare of the people in mind. Let the success of this project inspire us to work together in making Davao City and the rest of the country a better place to live in,” President Duterte emphasized.
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