West zone concessionaire Maynilad Water Services, Inc. said Monday it generated about 397,000 jobs since its re-privatization in 2007.
The company said with about P134 billion spent to modernize and update the distribution system, it deployed a manpower of almost 400,000 to do the repair jobs, the replacement of pipes, the construction of sewage and septic tanks and the development of alternate raw water sources.
“Notwithstanding the effects of the pandemic on our operations, we continue to implement the infrastructure projects that create job opportunities, as well as sustain the water services that stimulate the economy,” said Maynilad president and chief executive Ramoncito Fernandez.
Maynilad said it would spend around P13 billion to P16 billion for projects this year, including the construction of new treatment plants, installation of new pipelines, rehabilitation and upgrading of existing facilities and reinforcement works for climate change adaptation initiatives. Othel V. Campos