Philippines Look To Fast Track China-funded Kaliwa Dam Amid Shortage

MANILA

The construction of China-funded Kaliwa Dam in Infanta, Quezon could provide another source of water amid the shortage in parts of Metro Manila, the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) said Wednesday. MWSS Administrator Reynaldo Velasco said Manila Water and Maynilad will each receive 50 percent of the resource from Kaliwa Dam, which is expected to provide up to 600 million liters a day. He said the target completion of the dam is in 2023, but it might be finished earlier if the project's Chinese contractors could make shorter the 27-km tunnel which will connect the water source to the treatment plant.

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