Premier contractor D.M. Consunji has begun construction of the 10.5-billion-peso Caloocan-Malabon-Navotas water reclamation facility of Maynilad Water Services.
Designed to treat 205 million liters per day of wastewater, the facility will be the biggest in the country once commissioned in the third quarter of 2024.
Around 1.2 million households in South Caloocan, Malabon, and Navotas will benefit from the project.
DMCI said, “This is an enormous undertaking because it involves expanding the capacity of a 40-year-old facility by over 600 percent.”
The facility is one of Maynilad’s large-scale, complex, and multi-year capital expenditures projects. It involves the rehabilitation and expansion of the company’s 26 million liters per day Dagat-Dagatan sewage treatment plant, which was built in the 1980s.
DMCI expects to employ up to 1,000 workers when the project hits its peak in the first quarter of 2023.