Maynilad links up with LGU to provide residents of Bacoor with livelihood project

April 9, 2011 2:01 am 

MANILA, April 8 — Metro Pacific-led water concessionaire Maynilad Water Services Inc. has said a livelihood project is underway to help 4,000 impoverished fisherfolk of Bacoor, Cavite.

“Poverty alleviation is a key component of our Corporate Social Responsibility framework. We want to improve the lives of the marginalized people in our concession area in any way we can,” Maynilad president and CEO Ricky Vargas said.

Aside from encouraging the beneficiaries to form a cooperative, Maynilad and Bacoor local government led by Mayor Strike Revilla will also provide the Bacoor fisherfolk with equipment to help them start and sustain a livelihood program that will revitalize the locality's famed mussel industry.

Maynilad is owned and managed by DMCI-MPIC Water Company Inc., a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation and DMCI Holdings Inc. It serves the West Zone of the Greater Manila Area, which is composed of the cities of Manila (all but portions of San Andres and Sta. Ana), Quezon City (west of San Juan River, West Avenue, EDSA.

It also serves Congressional, Mindanao Avenue, the northern part starting from the Districts of the Holy Spirit and Batasan Hills), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Paranaque, Las Pinas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon, all in Metro Manila; Cavite City, and the towns of Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite province. (PNA) scs/MPC

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