SCWD role only contract monitoring after JVA with Prime Water

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By Felix ‘Boy” Espineda, Jr.

SORSOGON CITY – The concessionaires of Sorsogon City Water District (SCWD) should understand that its role is now reduced to mere contract monitoring after the perfection of the Joint Venture Agreement with Prime Water owned by the family of Senator Cynthia Villar.

This was revealed by the interim general manager of SCWD Engr. Eduardo Tejada currently the GM of Casiguran Water District in answering the questions regarding the ability of the Prime Water to fully comply with conditions of the JVA.

Aware of the criticisms hurled against SCWD because of its failure to provide adequate water to its consumers, he said that the operations of the firm is now in the hands of Prime Water. From collections maintenance developing water sources.

The JVA which very complicated has a mandatory review after five years either Prime Water fully complied with its obligations as stipulated. With three years of the agreement Prime Water has not fully complied with the contract obligations. By 2021, the The d of SCWD will review if the agreement has the benefit of extension.

Tejada sits on the Board as ex-officio and can identify the failed obligations, shortcomings, lack of total commitment on the part of Prime Water but it is the Board to decide by 2021 to close the tap of Prime Water. [Bicol Today]

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