Celso, ZCWD break ground for P64.8M Baluno water project PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 August 2012 14:59

The city government and the Zamboanga City Water District continue their  partnership in expanding water services to far flung barangays, as they break ground today, August 23, on the implementation of a P64.8 million project in the west coast.

Mayor Celso Lobregat and ZCWD Board President Dr. Mila Fernandez will lead in the ground breaking rites for the project that will serve the barangays of Dumalon-Zambales-Baluno-Capisan-Malagutay-San Roque-Calarian-Cawit-Sinunuc and Maasin and will benefit 7,423 households or 37,113 individuals.

Based on the agreement for the implementation of the project, the city government’s fund will amount to a total P33,774,412.00 while the ZCWD counterpart will be P31,116,665.00.

The city government will spend for the supply of 8,300 linear meters of transmission lines and a total of 45,852 linear meters of distribution including pipelines from the ground tank to the service areas.  The water firm on the other hand, will fund the civil works and other project components to include the construction of the intake facility and the ground tank.

The ground breaking rites will start at 9:30am and will take place in 3 sites: first at the Baluno Barangay Hall, second at sitio Tarlangit and third at the Cawit barangay hall. A short program will follow at the Cawit Sport center after the groundbreaking ceremonies.

Expected to attend the event today are Congresspersons Beng Climaco of District I and Erbie Fabian of District II, Vice Mayor Cesar Iturralde and members of the City Council, members of the ZCWD board,  ZCWD management and barangay officials from the concerned barangays.  Sinunuc Parish Priest Fr. Nevio Vigano will lead the blessing rites.

The project will have Dumalon spring as its source. It is set to be complete within 250 days. — Sheila Covarrubias