Aboitiz unit ramps up construction of Davao bulk water project


Posted at Jul 22 2020 09:57 AM

Aboitiz unit ramps up construction of Davao bulk water project 1
Workers practice social distancing as they lay the reinforcing bars for the base slab of the Water Treatment Plant’s Settling Tanks. Handout

MANILA - Aboitiz InfraCapital Inc said Wednesday it would need more workers as its unit Apo Agua fast-tracks the construction of a bulk water project in Davao.

Apo Agua Infrastructura Inc, a joint venture between Aboitiz InfraCapital and J.V. Angeles Construction Corp, is eyeing to hire 3,000 more workers by November for the Davao City water supply project, its parent said in a statement. 

It currently has 1,500 personnel. Skilled laborers such as carpenters, masons, steel men, rebar fitters, pipefitters, machine and equipment operators, signalmen, watchmen and utility personnel are needed, the company said.

“We are ramping up our construction activities while implementing the appropriate health protocols in our offices and project sites per government guidelines, Apo Agua operations head Shake A. Tuason.

The group is set to deliver the project by 2021, it said. Once operational, it will provide 300 million liters of safe water per day to more than one million Davaoeños.