No summertime water shortage in Metro Manila, Palace exec assures
MANILA, Philippines — There will be sufficient water supply in Metro Manila this upcoming hot, summer months, Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles assured on Thursday.
During the Cabinet meeting on Wednesday, Nograles said the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) assured that Metro Manila currently does not have a water shortage problem.
“According to Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System Chairman and OIC Administrator Reynaldo Velasco, we expect to have a sufficient supply of water this year in Metro Manila; wala ho tayong water shortage dito sa Maynila,” Nograles said in an online briefing.
“Be that as it may, the MWSS is taking steps to ensure that we have an adequate supply of water this summer, and it is also working to fast-track several projects that will address the water requirements of NCR in the long run,” he added.
Nograles said some of these projects include the controversial Kaliwa Dam project.
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