PGMA opens P7.8-M water project in Tawi-Tawi

March 12, 2010 11:38 pm 

BONGAO, Tawi-Tawi, March 12 — President Gloria Macapagal-Arroyo inaugurated the P7.8-million Bongao Water Supply Improvement Project during her visit to this province on Thursday, March 11.

Now, the people of Bongao, the country’s southernmost town, which is a few hours away by boat ride to Sabah, are assured of clean potable water, courtesy of President Arroyo’s legacy projects.

Joining the President in the ceremonial turning of the gate valve formally opening the water district’s operations were Bongao Water District general manager Rosendo Reyes, Tawi-Tawi Gov. Sadikul Sahali, Defense Secretary Norberto Gonzalez, Agricultural Reform Secretary Nasser Pangandaman and Public Works Secretary Victor Domingo.

Funded by the Local Water Utilities Administration as part of the President’s programs for the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao, the BWSIP was implemented on June 15, 2009 and successfully completed on Feb. 15, 2010.

Reyes said the project would improve the quality of water in Bongao through the process of sedimentation and filtration installed in the project. (PNA)

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