Manuel V. Pangilinan-led Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad), the private water concessionaire for the West Zone, generated more than 350,000 jobs since its re-privatization in 2007.
These jobs, which include those generated by contractors and suppliers that Maynilad commissioned, were required to meet the company’s Php109-billion worth of capital expenditure projects from 2007 to 2020.
Among its Capex initiatives are the massive rehabilitation and strategic replacement of old pipelines; laying of new pipes to unserved areas, installation of valves and other measuring devices across its water infrastructure network, and construction of new pumping stations, reservoirs and treatment facilities.
“Even as our infrastructure projects bring potable water to more West Zone communities, it also helps to keep the economy going through the creation of jobs. We are committed to continue generating employment opportunities through our service improvement projects, notwithstanding the effects of the pandemic on our operations,” said Maynilad President and CEO Ramoncito S. Fernandez.
Maynilad is the largest private water concessionaire in the Philippines in terms of customer base. It is a concessionaire of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres & Sta Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA, Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit & Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Hi-way), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon all in Metro Manila; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.