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Metro Pacific Water and Suez Partner for Iloilo Desalination Plant

Iloilo Desalination Plant

Metro Pacific Water and Suez Partner for Iloilo Desalination Plant: Metro Pacific Water Investments Corporation (Metro Pacific Water) and French Company, Suez, have joined forces to unveil a transformative initiative in Iloilo, Philippines—a pioneering 65-million liters per day (MLD) desalination plant. This groundbreaking partnership, celebrated at Marina Bay Sands, Singapore, signifies a leap forward in sustainable infrastructure development.

Metro Iloilo is experiencing robust economic and population expansion, driven by thriving sectors such as business process outsourcing (BPO) and tourism. This growth significantly strains local water resources, necessitating innovative solutions like the new desalination plant. Designed to meet escalating demand, the facility promises to deliver a dependable and sustainable water supply to sustain the region’s progress in the near and medium term.

Christopher Andrew B. Pangilinan, President and CEO of Metro Pacific Water, emphasized the significance of this collaboration, stating, “Partnering with Suez represents a pivotal milestone in our commitment to ensuring a sustainable and reliable water supply for the people of Metro Iloilo. The new desalination plant underscores our dedication to meeting the burgeoning needs of this dynamic metropolitan area well into the future.”

Farchad Kaviani, Head of Suez Asia, expressed pride in the collaboration, affirming, “We are privileged to collaborate with Metro Pacific Water on this critical initiative. Our cutting-edge desalination technology will contribute significantly to securing a sustainable water source for Iloilo.”

Metro Pacific Water, renowned for its extensive water and wastewater infrastructure across the Philippines and Vietnam, including its subsidiary Metro Pacific Iloilo Water, is poised to enhance the water supply landscape in Iloilo City and neighboring municipalities. This strategic endeavor not only resolves pressing water supply challenges but also fosters the overall advancement of Iloilo province, reinforcing its position as a hub of progress and development.

Through this partnership, Metro Pacific Water and Suez demonstrate their unwavering commitment to sustainability and innovation, setting a precedent for future infrastructure projects to meet the evolving needs of growing communities in the Philippines and beyond.

Its subsidiary in Iloilo, Metro Pacific Iloilo Water, a joint venture with Metro Iloilo Water District, serves Iloilo City and the Municipalities of Pavia, Leganes, Sta. Barbara, Cabatuan, Oton, San Miguel, and Maasin.

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