MWSS approves Wawa water projecthome/Business/Corporate News/MWSS approves Wawa water projectTHE Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) has given Razon-led Prime Metroline Infrastructure Holdings Inc. (Prime Infra) the go-signal to develop its Wawa Bulk Water Supply Project in Rodriguez town, Rizal province to improve Metro Manila’s water supply. In a statement on Friday, MWSS Chairman Franklin Demonteverde and MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco said the state-run water agency’s board of trustees approved the project during its May 9 and May 22 meetings. The project “is currently being reviewed by the Office of the Government Corporate Counsel (OGCC) and the MWSS-Regulatory Office,” they added. Prime Infra President and Chief Operating Officer Guillaume Lucci said last month the company had set a 2020 target for the groundbreaking of the project, which would boost the Ayala-led water firm’s production by about 30 percent. The issues stemmed from claims made by SLRB’s owner, businessman Oscar Violago, in 2010 that Manila Water, the National Water Resources Board (NWRB) and the MWSS halted their bid to develop the project, despite holding the water rights.
Source: Manila Times May 24, 2019 16:33 UTC