A water project now being set up in Sibulan, Negros Oriental, will soon provide safe and potable water to Sibulanons, a Philippine Information Agency press release said.
The Local Water Administration and the Sibulan Water District will implement the "Guintabon Water Supply Project" that sources potable water from Guintabon Spring in Sibulan.
The water project goes across Maningcao Road to Tulak, Cang-ipos and is connected to the water pipes of SIWAD.
The project, undertaken by contractor Uy Condev, has only a 1.4-km stretch of construction work to be done, government sources said.
Teresita Mendez of SIWAD said the water project costs P26,507,286, allocated through a regular loan from LUWA.
LUWA had earlier secured the funds from KFW, a German funding agency, Mendez said in a statement.
The project also received P10 million from the office of former Rep. Herminio Teves (Neg. Or., 1st District), which was used to develop the water source before the project started, the press release said.
The new water project is in line with the four critical areas earlier identified by the Sibulan Millennium Development Goals Technical Working Group as among the targets they intend to address in response to MDG.
The other three areas are environmental preservation, secondary education and economic enterprises, the press release added.*
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