The Franchise of Maynilad and Manila Water is Finally Approved

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The House of Representatives endorsed the restoration of the authoritative establishments of water concessionaires Maynilad Water Services Inc. what’s more, Manila Water Co. Inc.

In entire meeting, a staggering greater part of senators casted a ballot to pass on third and last perusing the bills conceding an additional 25-year establishment to the two firms.

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Along with this, Casting a ballot 206-7 with no abstention, the Lower House endorsed House Bill 9423, or An Act Granting Manila Water Co., Inc. A Franchise To Establish, Operate and Maintain The Waterworks and Sewerage System In The East Zone Service Area of Metro Manila And Province of Rizal.

With a similar vote, the chamber likewise endorsed House Bill 9422 or An Act Granting Maynilad Water Services, Inc. a Franchise To Establish, Operate, And Maintain A Water Supply And Distribution System And Sewerage and Sanitation Services In The West Zone Service Area of Metro Manila and Province of Cavite.

The six individuals from the Makabayan coalition, alongside Deputy Speaker and Buhay party-list Rep. Lito Atienza, casted a ballot against the two measures.

Under the supported bills, Maynilad and Manila Water will be permitted to create, finance, build, introduce, keep up with and work, as their activities might require, water sources, including new crude water sources, including profound wells, dams, water systems, burrows, treatment plants, supplies, siphon stations and offices for transmission, transport and circulation of water including pipelines, hardware and other waterworks to supply water in their establishment regions, for homegrown, business, mechanical and different purposes.

Previously, A legislator has brought up issues over the move of a House of Representatives board of trustees, which supported a 25-year administrative establishment for Manila Water Company Inc. also, Maynilad Water Services Inc.

For this reason, Bagong Henerasyon party-list Rep. also, House Deputy Speaker Bernadette Herrera said the panel level endorsement of two separate bills giving the 25-year establishment to the two water organizations conflict with the terms specified in the Revised Concession Agreement (RCA).

Morever, As of late went into by the public authority through the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) with East Zone concessionaire Manila Water and West Zone concessionaire Maynilad. The RCA permits the two water firms to hold their concession regions until 2037.

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