$2.4 billion of water infrastructure work in Philippines

The Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), the government agency responsible for managing the water system in metropolitan Manila, Philippines, has identified a roster of water infrastructure projects valued at $2.4 billion U.S., to be carried out in 2013. Under its Water Security Legacy Plan, MWSS will conduct final feasibility studies on three major projects that will be launched during the second half of the year. One of the projects is a new $1.8 billion dam to create a “redundant” source of water, supplementing the water stored in the reservoir created by the existing Angat Dam. The new dam, to be located in the Kaliwa-Kanan River Basin, will also provide hydroelectric power as well as flood control capacity.