Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?


DMCI starts construction of P10.5-B water reclamation facility


D.M. CONSUNJI, Inc. (DMCI) has started the construction of the P10.5-billion Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas water reclamation facility project of west zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc.

In a statement on Thursday, the construction firm said the facility is capable of treating 205 million liters of wastewater daily and is projected to begin operations by the third quarter of 2024.

DMCI claims that the multi-billion-peso water reclamation facility will be the biggest in the country, adding that 1.2 million households situated in south Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas are set to benefit from the project.

“This is an enormous undertaking because it involves expanding the capacity of a 40-year old facility by over 600%,” DMCI President and Chief Executive Officer Jorge A. Consunji was quoted as saying.

According to DMCI, the water reclamation facility is one of Maynilad’s large-scale and multi-year capital expenditure projects.

The project involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the water provider’s Dagat-Dagatan sewage treatment plant in Caloocan City. The plant was built in the 1980s and currently has a capacity of 26 million liters of wastewater daily.

DMCI expects to hire around 1,000 direct and indirect workers when the project hits its peak during the first quarter of 2023.

“This facility also represents two milestones for DMCI. Aside from being our largest wastewater project, to date, it is our first partnership with JFE Engineering Corp. of Japan,” Mr. Consunji said.

JFE Engineering is the engineering unit of JFE Holdings, which was in the Fortune Global 500 list in 2020.

Maynilad provides water to areas in the west zone of the National Capital Region such as Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas, Malabon, Manila, Makati, and Quezon City, as well as parts of Cavite province including Bacoor, Imus, Kawit, Noveleta, and Rosario.

Metro Pacific Investments Corp., which has a majority stake in Maynilad, is one of three Philippine units of Hong Kong-based First Pacific Co. Ltd., the others being Philex Mining Corp. and PLDT, Inc.

Hastings Holdings, Inc., a unit of PLDT Beneficial Trust Fund subsidiary MediaQuest Holdings, Inc., has an interest in BusinessWorld through the Philippine Star Group, which it controls. — Revin Mikhael D. Ochave

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Get the daily email that makes reading the news actually enjoyable. Stay informed and entertained, for free.
Your information is secure and your privacy is protected. By opting in you agree to receive emails from us. Remember that you can opt-out any time, we hate spam too!



British Airways has begun cancelling flights to America over concerns signals from 5G mobile phone masts could endanger the lives of passengers. The UK...


The unstoppable rise of the online marketplace model – operated by the likes of Amazon, Expedia and eBay – is driving the largest fundamental...


Boris Johnson has declared the end of coronavirus restrictions today as officials step up plans for post-pandemic Britain. Working-from-home guidance and Covid passes will...


Social media stars including Jodie Marsh and five ex-Love Islanders including Francesca Allen are to be subjected to a name and shame Instagram campaign...


Private details of hundreds of debit and credit cards in the UK are being leaked on the dark web every week for as little...


Inflation has risen to its highest level in nearly three decades because of a spike in the cost of a range of goods and...

You May Also Like


Having a good Instagram marketing agency to back up your Instagram account is an absolute must going into the new year. With competition stronger...


Ivermectin, an existing drug against parasites including head lice, has had a checkered history when it comes to treating COVID-19. The bulk of studies...


Insomnia is the most common sleep disorder in the global population. Therefore, it is a problem that many people suffer or have suffered throughout...


As a traditionally rigid insurance industry becomes bogged down by antiquated processes and operations, a handful of industry leaders are seeking to shake things...

Disclaimer:, its managers, its employees, and assigns (collectively "The Company") do not make any guarantee or warranty about what is advertised above. Information provided by this website is for research purposes only and should not be considered as personalized financial advice. The Company is not affiliated with, nor does it receive compensation from, any specific security. The Company is not registered or licensed by any governing body in any jurisdiction to give investing advice or provide investment recommendation. Any investments recommended here should be taken into consideration only after consulting with your investment advisor and after reviewing the prospectus or financial statements of the company.

Copyright © 2021 SmartRetirementReport. All Rights Reserved.