New Clark City water supply project advances

Published November 16, 2018, 5:10 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Mar Supnad

The consortium of Prime Water Infrastructure Corporation, PAVI and MGS Construction, Inc. and Israel’s TAHAL Group, a global provider of sustainable infrastructure, submitted the lowest bid for the water and wastewater infrastructure project of New Clark City, the Bases Conversion and Development Authority (BCDA) said.

(BCDA facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)
(BCDA facebook page / MANILA BULLETIN)

The consortium submitted a bid of P9.45 per cubic meter, besting the PhP11.00 per cubic meter bid of anotherm bidder.

This was determined during the opening of the Technical and Financial Proposals held at the BCDA Corporate Center in Taguig City earlier this week.

Present during the bid opening were representatives from the Commission on Audit (COA) and the Asian Development Bank (ADB), BCDA’s transaction advisor for the project.

The water and wastewater project ensures a safe, affordable and sustainable water source in New Clark City.

It incorporates smart components, including advanced metering infrastructure, and high standard wastewater treatment, among other innovations.

BCDA Senior Vice President and Chief Finance Officer Atty. Nena D. Radoc, also the chairperson of the Joint Venture Selection Committee, said that the consortium would undergo post-qualification process as part of due diligence before the award.

The proposed P9.45 per cubic meter rate shall apply for the water supply only.

The same amount shall be charged for wastewater services equating to a total rate of P18.90 per cubic meter for the first five years of the 30-year joint venture period.

New Clark City, located within the Clark Special Economic Zone, is envisioned to be the first smart, green, and sustainable metropolis in the country.

Phase 1A, which covers 60 hectares, involves the construction of the National Government Administrative Center (NGAC), including the world-class sports complex to be used for the Philippines’ hosting of the Southeast Asian Games in 2019.