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Barangay Mangusu gets boost in pipelaying project


Mangusu, an east coast barangay of close to 4,000 residents will likely get water connection from Zamboanga City Water District, to their residences soon.

This after the Manila Water Foundation, Inc. the corporate social responsibility arm of the Ayala-owned Manila Water Company Inc., donated 700 uPVC pipes to Zamboanga City Water District, to complete the water distribution network in Mangusu.

A deed of donation was signed between Manila Water Foundation, Inc., President Ferdinand M. Dela Cruz and Zamboanga Water Company, Inc., Project Manager Rodrigo A. Abinsay for the Nation uPVC Pipes of 110mm x 6m S-8/ C-150 PNS 65 std .

The said donation was made possible by the Joint Venture Agreement between Zamboanga City Water District and Manila Water Company, Inc., through the Zamboanga Water Company, Inc.

Eng’rAbinsay in turns over the donated pipes to Zamboanga City Water District who by virtue of a Memorandum of Agreement signed between the local water utility firm and Zamboanga Water Company, Inc., will undertake and shoulder the costs of the pipe laying project in the east coast barangay.

Signing for ZCWD was General Manager Leonardo Rey Vasquez while Abinsay himself penned the agreement in behalf of Zamboanga Water Company, Inc.

The donation forms part of Manila Water Foundation’s ‘AhonPinoy Project’ the social corporate responsibility project of Manila Water Company nationwide which aims to provide households with access to affordable  potable water.

Eng’r Mali de Fiesta of the Technical Services Group of ZCWD disclosed the district hopes to finalize the pipe laying project plan in a month’s time.

De fiesta added the pipeline in Barangay Mangusu covers a distance of 4.5 kilometers .

With the Mangusu pipeline project soon underway, the district’s consumer base will expand further beyond the 57 thousand mark and will now cover 59 of the 98 barangays of the city.

The continued expansion of the water services of ZCWD is in line with the district’s drive to provide potable water supply to all parts of the city by the year 2020 .(Ed D. Banos CREAS-ZCWD)

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