West Zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) and First Pacific Company Ltd. of Hong Kong recently launched Maynilad Water Academy, the first learning institution in the Philippines that is dedicated to the advancement of the water and wastewater industry.
Located at the Meralco Management and Leadership Development Center (MMLDC) in Antipolo, Rizal, the Maynilad Water Academy aims to educate students, water professionals and other interested parties on the latest developments and best practices in water resource conservation, water and wastewater management, among others.
Maynilad chairman Manuel V. Pangilinan and Maynilad president and Chief Executive Officer Ricky P. Vargas were among those who attended the launch.
“Being a basic service provider, one of our core duties is to ensure the sustainability of our water business and operations. With the establishment of the Maynilad Water Academy (a First Pacific Center of Excellence), not only are we a step closer to achieving this, we also stay true to our group mission of nation building,” said Pangilinan.
“By developing the competencies of water professionals within Maynilad, across the country and in Asia, we can produce water resource managers who can provide safe, reliable water services to consumers, thereby safeguarding the welfare of our children and those who will come after them,” he added.
For more details on the institution’s courses, interested parties may contact the Maynilad Water Academy at [email protected].