Boracay Water, a public-private partnership between the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA) and Manila Water’s fully owned subsidiary, Manila Water Philippine Ventures, recently marked twelve years of providing reliable water supply and wastewater services to the country’s top tourist destination after investing more than PhP 4.32 billion in various infrastructure facilities.
Boracay Island Water Company (Boracay Water) announced its readiness to accept sewer connections, following the latest Memorandum Order released by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR), which directed hotels, resort, and similar establishments to connect to island’s concessionaires, in preparation for the Island’s scheduled re-opening in October.
Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. (Boracay Water), the largest water supply and wastewater management services provider in Boracay, continues to accelerate its used water masterplan which has been approved by the Tourism Infrastructure Enterprise Zone Authority in 2017, along with rendering efforts in support of the drainage system rehabilitation to assist the multi-agency task force led by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) responsible for leading the rehabilitation in the Island.
Pursuant to the recommendation of the TIEZA Regulatory Office as approved by the TIEZA Board in its Resolution No. R-25-04-18-B dated April 25, 2018, effective 15 days after publication in two newspapers of general circulation, Boracay Island Water Company, Inc. (BIWC) shall implement the discontinuance of the 14.34% downward adjustment from the September 2015 Foreign Currency Differential Adjustment (FCDA), thus applying a 0.00% FCDA effective August 17, 2018.
The Boracay Foundation appealed to the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to reconsider its decision in reference to DENR Memorandum Circular No. 2018, 06 dated June 26, 2018, which requires establishments in the long beach area of Boracay to have its own Sewage Treatment Plant. (Manila Standard Today, 19 July 2018)