Manila Water signs contract for the Php5.3B Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 project
Manila Water recently held the ceremonial contract signing that signals the commencement of the landmark Novaliches-Balara Aqueduct 4 (NBAQ4) project. The Php5.3B NBAQ4 project, one of the largest water supply infrastructure projects undertaken by Manila Water, entails the construction of a fourth aqueduct from the La Mesa Reservoir to the Balara Treatment Plants (BTP) 1 and 2 to improve the reliability and security of the raw water transmission system.
The signing ceremony was participated in by representatives from the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS),Arup as project management consultant, and NOVABALA joint venture as the project’s design-and-build contractor composed of CMC di Ravenna (Italy), First Balfour, Inc. (Philippines), and Chun Wo Engineering (Hong Kong).
In his message, MWSS Administrator PDDG Reynaldo Velasco (Ret.) said that this project is part of the agency’s water security program under the new administration. “Part of this is coming up with interim and long-term water source projects to approximate at least 4,000 million liters per day (MLD) in the next 10 or 25 or, hopefully, 50 years,” he said.