Jade Hazel Gamas | May 21, 2018
The Department of Agrarian Reform conducted its on-site inspection and investigation (OSII) last May 17 of the 6.8-hectare prime agricultural land that is the proposed site of Apo Agua’s water treatment facility for the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project. It is the next necessary step in the company’s Application for Land Use Conversion following submission of pertinent documents last April 20.
Present during the site inspection at Brgy. Gumalang in Davao City’s Baguio district were representatives from Apo Agua, Hedcor, and the Municipal Agrarian Reform Office.
A project presentation was also conducted at the Apo Agua office in Ladislawa Ave., Buhangin, which was attended by Apo Agua Board of Director Manuel Orig and DAR XI Regional Director Joseph Orilla.
We are grateful that the DAR Investigating Team conducted the site investigation 27 days after we submitted the needed documents for our application, which is way ahead of the expected 2-3 months. After this, our application will now be forwarded to the DAR deliberations committee for recommendation. We are hoping for a positive outcome to this application. We are looking at starting the physical construction by March 2019 and for the full operations by 2021.
– Ones Almario, General Manager, Apo Agua
Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project of the Davao City Water District (DCWD) in collaboration with Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (AAII) aims to provide safe and sustainable bulk water supply to the people of Davao City.