Monday, February 26, 2018

Making great strides: INWD-PrimeWater breaks ground for water project

Ceremonial Opening led by Ilocos Norte governor Imee R. Marcos and other Guests—Engr. Fe Rebancos, GM John Teodoro, Dir. Zenaida Mariano, Dir. Rodrigo Pagtulingan, Dir. Nicetos Campos, Dir. Norman Rabago, Dir. Ameurfina Respicio and BM Jan Joseph Sta. Barbara.

By Dominic B. dela Cruz

PrimeWater Ilocos Norte, in partnership with the Ilocos Norte Water District (INWD), made another great stride as the joint venture celebrated the groundbreaking ceremony of the pipelaying project at Brgy. Buyon, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte on January 16, 2018.

This project is a 2,200-meter Pipelaying of 350mm diameter pipe along the national highway, from Sitio Tamucalao to Sitio Liwliwa, Brgy. Buyon in Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. Bacarra.

The project will benefit the people by providing an increased pressure of water, availability of water supply to 5,000 concessionaires of Laoag and Bacarra, and availability of water supply during the hot summer season.

Ilocos Norte governor Ma. Imelda Josefa “Imee” R. Marcos led the groundbreaking ceremony.

Joining her were other government officials including Engr. Nestor Pasion of the DPWH Ilocos Norte District 1; Dingras Water District general manager Corazon Guira; Batac Water District general manager Maria Dohna Sagun; and Sarrat Water District general manager Florence Gelacio.

INWD and PrimeWater officials were also in attendance during the said event: chairperson Zenaida Mariano of the INWD Board of Directors, together with Dir. Norman Rabago, Dir. Ameurfina Respicio, Dir. Nicetos Campos, Dir. Rodrigo Pagtulingan; INWD general manager John Teodoro; Engr. Fe T. Rebancos, President of PrimeWater; Engr. Olim Gusi, PrimeWater Senior Consultant; and Engr. Jan Joseph Sta. Barbara, PrimeWater Ilocos Norte Branch Manager.

Guests of the Groundbreaking Ceremony of the 2,200-meter pipelaying of 350mm Diameter Pipe at Brgy. Buyon, Bacarra, Ilocos Norte. (from left) Engr. Jan Joseph C. Sta. Barbara, Mr. John Teodoro, Engr. Fe. T. Rebancos, Hon. Imee R. Marcos, Chairperson Zenaida Mariano, Dir. Ameurfina Respicio, Engr. Nestor Pasion
Ms. Marcos said she is grateful to the INWD-PrimeWater partnership for its efforts in improving the water supply and services of Ilocos Norte. According to her, finally after some years, these cooperative efforts of both partners can now assure the people of Ilocos Norte of a more progressive and improved quality of water service, which in turn translates to a better quality of life.

This project is an initiative of the partnership that makes crystal clear its dedication of providing quality and sustainable water supply and services to its concessionaire. With this enterprise, and the future projects in line, the INWD and PrimeWater are enthusiastic that their partnership will be a huge success and will be for the benefit of the people of Ilocos Norte.

On November 2017, the INWD commenced partnership with PrimeWater. As front-runners of robust economic development and growth, the partnership envisaged to provide standard based water supply and services and to balance the future water supply and demand requirements, as well as septage management services, of the Province of Ilocos Norte.

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