ZAMBOANGA City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar said on Monday, May 22, that the local government is fully committed to the proposed water impoundment project as a way of helping water security and resiliency in the city.
This, as an initial amount of P10 million has been included in the 2017 supplemental budget to help fund the feasibility study for the proposed water impoundment project being pushed by the Zamboanga City Water District (ZCWD) that will cost P50 million.
“We support this project as an offshoot of USAid-Be Secure assistance,” Salazar said, adding that a China-based company, China Energy has also submitted a letter of intent to the ZCWD for the conduct of the feasibility study and construction of the water impoundment project.
She cited the urgent need to have the water impounding dam given the threats brought about by climate change caused by global warming.
“Based on a Be Secure study, several years from now there will be scarcity of water and the only solution is to put up a water impoundment project,” she said. (Bong Garcia/SunStar Philippines)