P10B water treatment facility starts construction

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    DMCI Holdings Inc. construction arm DM Consunji Inc. has begun construction of the P10.5-billion Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas (CAMANA) water reclamation facility (WRF) project of Maynilad Water Services Inc.

    Designed to treat 205 million liters per day (MLD) of wastewater, the CAMANA facility will be the biggest of its kind in the country once commissioned in the third quarter of 2024, the company said.

    Around 1.2 million households in South Caloocan, Malabon and Navotas will benefit from the project, which will expand the capacity of a 40-year-old facility by over 600 percent, said Jorge Consunji, DM Consunji president.

    “CAMANA WRF is one of Maynilad’s large-scale, complex and multi-year capex projects. It involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the company’s 26 MLD Dagat-Dagatan Sewage Treatment Plant, which was built in the 1980s,” said Consunji.

    He said the company expects to employ up to 1,000 direct and indirect workers when the project hits its peak around the first quarter of 2023.