RAZON-LED Prime Infrastructure Holdings Corp. (Prime Infra) announced that it has obtained the consent of the Dumagat-Remontado (PA) indigenous peoples for the second phase of its bulk water supply project in Rizal.
In a press release, the company said that the approval of the fourth and final Memorandum of Understanding (MoA) in the Free, Prior and Informed Consent (FPIC) process “is a major step in helping to effectively and sustainably resolve impending water shortages in Metro Manila”, alleviate flooding in lower areas of Rizal Province, Marikina City and Pasig City “and improve the lives of project host communities in Rizal Province”.
Phase II of the Wawa Bulk Water Supply Project, Upper Wawa Dam, aims to supply at least 518 million liters per day to over 500,000 households in Metro Manila and Rizal.
The negotiations and signing of the MoA were overseen by the CLIP team and the National Commission on Indigenous Peoples (NCIP).
“This shows the community’s full support for the Upper Wawa Dam Project and will allow us to continue working to provide a reliable water supply to residents of the east area of Metro Manila while helping to support growth and sustainable development. of IPs in the city of Antipolo and Rodriguez, Rizal,” said WawaJVCo, Inc. President Melvin John M. Tan.
WawaJVCo is a joint venture between Prime Infra and San Lorenzo Ruiz Builders and Developers Group, Inc.
“Signed his MoA the katutubongs Dumagat ng Montalban, kasama ang mga kabataan, kababaihan and matatanda est magkakaroon ng bahagi sa pagpapaunlad ng aming lupang ninunosaid Adolfo C. Gallanosa of the Montalaban PI.
(The MoA has ensured that the Dumagat IPs of Montalban, including children, women and the elderly, will participate in the success of this project on our ancestral land.)
WawaJVCo was established to develop the bulk water supply project and flood mitigation in the eastern part of Metro Manila. Its parent company, Prime Infra, owns infrastructure assets that include renewable and sustainable energy, water and construction.
“Prime Infra applies an integrated and holistic approach to the task of developing infrastructure assets, improving lives and laying a solid foundation for the future by enabling the delivery of essential services to communities in emerging markets around the world. “, added the company. — Luisa Maria Jacinta C. Jocson