Baggao, a municipality in Cagayan province (Region II) in the Philippines, will roll out one of its priority projects under a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) scheme to set up a water distribution facility that enables a water supply service to individual residential households.
The local government unit (LGU) of Baggao is preparing the tender of the local water supply PPP project, with technical assistance from the country’s PPP Centre as well as the World Bank’s Water and Sanitation Program.
The PPP Centre pointed out in a statement that Baggao does not have a Level III water service at the moment. In other words, there is no available system with distribution pipelines wherein individual metered service connections are tapped to supply water to customers directly through their faucets.
Many of the residents rely on shallow wells for water supply.
With an aim to address the situation, the Baggao water supply PPP project involves the provision of a potable piped water supply service to the households in the municipality, and includes bulk water source development, transmission and distribution to individual households.
The project is expected to serve 24 barangays initially, covering a population of 21,160 out of the total municipal population of 78,200 (or service coverage of 27.6 percent).
The municipality plans to publish the Invitation to Prequalify and Bid (ITPB) later this month.
Interested parties have more than one month to submit the Letter of Intent and Pre-qualification requirements. The deadline of submission is tentatively scheduled in October 2015.
This will be the second LGU project under the current PPP programme. The first one is the Php$400 million (€7.9 million; $8.6 million) Tanauan City public market redevelopment project, which was rolled out in March this year.