MANILA, Philippines - Maynilad Water Services, concessionaire for the west zone, on Monday said it is allocating P273 million for a pipe-laying project in Muntinlupa.
In a statement, Maynilad said it is laying more than 22 kilometers of primary and secondary pipelines in Muntinlupa City.
Eight kilometers of primary pipes will be installed along Doña Anastacia Reyes Ave., Insular Prison Road, Sampaguita Road, University Road and C. Arellano St.; while 14 kilometers of secondary lines will be placed along C. Arellano St., F. Reria St. and Insular Prison Road.
Maynilad said the project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2014. It is seen to help bring water to some 17,300 households in the area.
"This year, 40% of our capital investment budget has been allotted for service expansion in the south. By expediting these projects, we aim to address the continued dependence on deep wells and the minimal wastewater coverage in the area,” Maynilad President and CEO Ricky P. Vargas said.
Maynilad said it is closely working with the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) and the local government units of Muntinlupa and Las Piñas for the traffic re-routing schemes.
Maynilad has earmarked around P7.2 billion to improve and expand water and wastewater services in Muntinlupa, Las Piñas, Parañaque, Pasay and parts of Cavite province.
Maynilad is the concessionaire for the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon, all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.