West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) recently signed the Sumag River Diversion Project contract with representatives from Manila Water Company, Inc. (Manila Water) and Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development Corporation. Maynilad and Manila Water will share the cost of the project, which is expected to reach P717 million.
The Sumag project involves the construction of a 600 meter tunnel (2.5 meter diameter) from the Sumag River in General Nakar, Quezon Province to the Umiray-Angat Transbasin Tunnel in Angat, Bulacan.
Once completed, the tunnel will augment the inflow of water to Angat Dam by 188 million liters per day (MLD). The additional water supply will help address the increasing water requirements of residents in Metro Manila and nearby areas.
In photo: (Standing, L-R) Water Supply Operations Head Ronald Padua, Program Management Head Yolanda Lucas and Chief Finance Officer Randolph Estrellado, all from Maynilad. (Seated, L-R) Manila Water President Gerardo Ablaza, Cavite Ideal International Construction and Development CEO Lamberto Lee, Jr., and Maynilad President Victorico Vargas.