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Dam rehab to start soon

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan, Philippines – The rehabilitation of Angat Dam is about to start after the Memorandum of Agreement as well as the contract between the two consultant companies regarding the Angat Dam and Dyke Safety Program have been signed recently.

Bulacan Gov. Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado said that the MOA states the conduct of feasibility study that will test the strength of Angat Dam at present.

The MOA was signed by the stakeholders, which include the Provincial Government of Bulacan, Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAG-ASA), Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS), Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management (PSALM), and Department of Science and Technology (DoST ) among others.

Jose Dorado Jr., principal engineer of the Engineering and Project Management Department of MWSS, said that after the six-month study of the two chosen consultant companies – Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP) and Tonkin & Taylor – their recommendation will soon be implemented. (Freddie C. Velez)