Fernando promises continuous support for Quezon Province’s development projects

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CITY OF MALOLOS – Bulacan Governor Daniel R. Fernando highlighted the importance of collaboration and sharing of best practices among local government units and vowed to continuously help the Provincial Government of Quezon as he welcomed its delegates during their Benchmarking Activity in the province earlier today.

In his message delivered by his Chief of Staff Atty. Nikki Manuel S. Coronel, Fernando said that learning from other province’s innovative projects is one of the effective ways to improve and foster better ties.

“Katulad ng aming lalawigan, ang Quezon ang pinakamalaking probinsya sa rehiyon ng Calabarzon na mayaman sa biyaya at agrikultura. Kaya naman, magandang pagkakataon ito hindi lamang para sa inyo, kundi higit sa ating lahat, na matuto ng mga makabago at epektibong pamamaraan ng serbisyo publiko sa kapakinabangan ng mga minamahal natin mamamayan,” Fernando said.

The delegation from Quezon Province was composed of Engr. Russell C. Narte EnP – Provincial Plancing and Development Coordinator, Engr. Marichelle Ferrer – Acting Provincial Engineer, Emmanuel S. Queruk – Project Development Officer II/Designated LEDIPO, and Noel Q. Mapaye – Project Evaluation Officer Il and one of their goals was to learn more about the Bulk Water Supply.

Provincial Planning and Development Officer Arlene G. Pascual presented to the delegates the Bulacan Profile as well as the Bulacan Bulk Water Supply Project that aims to provide safe, affordable, and potable water to Bulacan while reducing reliance on groundwater.

The project details include an estimated cost of PhP24.41 Billion, a contract term of 30 years (including construction), and a solicited BOT procurement mode and contractual scheme.

Its components consist of water source, aqueduct interconnection, intake and lift station for raw water abstraction, water treatment plant, conveyance facilities, interconnection with water districts, infrastructure for river crossings, booster pump stations, security fencing, and access roads.

After the briefing, the delegates went on a tour to visit the PPDO, PA’s Office, Bulacan Pasalubong Center, PGB Museum, and PEO.

Also present to welcome the delegates were Provincial Cooperative and Enterprise Development Officer Atty. Jayric L. Amil and Provincial Engineer’s Office Head Engr. Glenn D. Reyes.

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