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Dads OK proposal of MCWS for potable water system project

IN line with the intention to solve the city’s water problems, Cagayan de Oro legislators headed by Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy on Monday adopted a resolution endorsing the establishment of another or parallel water system in the First District of Cagayan de Oro City.

Through the resolution, the City Council interposed no objection to the non-inclusive proposal of the Metro Cagayan de Oro Water Service Cooperative Federation to develop sources, process and deliver potable water to majority of the residents of Barangays Bulua, Iponan and part of Patag.

Engr. Neil Bryan G. Oraiz, president of MCWS, informed the City Council that as a non-inclusive proposal, the city may still entertain other proposals under a Joint Venture Agreement (JVA), or a similar non-inclusive one.

The proposal will not require any investment from the city as MCWS will provide the necessary capital and technical expertise to deliver the proposed service, he cited.

MCWS shall initially invest P120 million to install the processing plant at Iponan River, and the necessary pipes to enable a level three system where residents, businesses and offices will be able to tap.

MCWS Coop is a federation comprised by 11 primary cooperatives, including the First Community Coop (FICCO) and Oro Integrated Coop (OIC).

The resolution was reviewed and endorsed by the committees on public utilities chaired by Councilor Teodulfo E. Lao, Jr.

City Vice Mayor Raineir Joaquin V. Uy, Councilors Teodulfo E. Lao, Jr., Ian Mark Q. Nacaya, George S. Goking, Maria Lourdes S. Gaane, Romeo V. Calizo, Reuben R. Daba, Enrico D. Salcedo, Jay R. Pascual, Edna M. Dahino and John Michael L. Seno are the proponents of the resolution.

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