Duterte urged to reconsider Tanay water project

A Japanese engineering company asked President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday to reconsider its unsolicited proposal to build a weir for impounding water in Tanay, Rizal province, and direct the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) to honor an agreement on building the facility. Toshikazu Nomura, chief executive of Global Utility Development Co. Ltd. (GUDC), said at a press briefing his company's design cost was lower. "Our proposal has a preliminary cost of $410 million (about P21.6 billion) while that of the New Centennial Water Source-Kaliwa Dam Project, or NCWSP is $800 million," Nomura said. He said the project proposal, which also provides for the construction of ...

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