Gov. Arthur Defensor opens the Pavia to Mandurriao pipeline to signify the start of its commissioning where it could supply 7,000-9,000 cubic meters of water to be supplied by Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corp. to the districts of Mandurriao, Molo, and Arevalo during the inauguration of MIWD’s pipeline expansion project in Ungka II, Pavia on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
Governor Arthur Defensor, Sr. graced the inauguration of the Metro Iloilo Water District’s (MIWD) pipeline expansion project from Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia to Brgy. Hibao-an Norte, Mandurriao, Iloilo City on Thursday, December 21, 2017.
A simple ceremony was held in front of Centro Verde subdivision in Brgy. Ungka II, Pavia attended by the officials of MIWD led by the chairman of the Board of Directors Dr. Teodoro Robles, its project partner Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation (MIBWSC), and other local officials.
The 2.8-kilometer transmission line project stretches from Pavia to Mandurriao via the circumferential road. It connects to the existing 600mm diameter pipeline in Brgy. Hibao-an Norte, Mandurriao. Robles said the expansion project will benefit primarily the districts of Mandurriao, Molo, and Arevalo as additional 7,000 – 9,000 cubic meters of water, to be supplied by the MIBWSC, will be delivered through the new pipeline.
Gov. Defensor welcomed the development since being a resident of Mandurriao his family experienced lack of water supply ever since. “Our helpers stay awake late at night until the wee hours of the morning to ensure we have sufficient stock of water. With this project I believe our suffering will end,” he quipped.
Robles thanked Gov. Defensor for his support to the projects of MIWD. He said, they have lined up numerous projects and activities to improve the services of MIWD for the satisfaction of its customers not only in Iloilo City but also the seven municipalities of the province.
Defensor said he believes in the integrity and capability of MIWD’s board of directors whom he had appointed. “As far as I’m concerned the MIWD board of directors are doing their job and I believe they have brought remarkable improvements in MIWD operations and services,” Defensor said. He, however, asked the board of directors and the MIWD management to tap the media in order to let the public know of what they are doing. “The MIWD board should be transparent in all their dealings… they should let the public know about their projects through the mass media,” the governor added.
Also present during the inauguration ceremony were board of directors Juanito Acanto, Jessica Salas, Ramon Cua Locsin, and MIWD general manager Imelda Magsuci. Ramy Madero, municipal administrator of Pavia, represented Mayor Mike Gorriceta while Iloilo City councilor Mandrie Malabor attended the ceremony in his personal capacity.