In Brief - Asia

Manila Water Company, Manila’s East Zone concessionaire, is negotiating a joint venture with DMCI-MPIC Water Company Inc. (DMWCI), the owner of Maynilad Water, the West Zone concessionaire, to provide infrastructure to supply bulk water to Bulacan, a province neighbouring Manila with a population of around 5.5 million people.

* The first phase of the project will cover 10 towns, and is targetted for completion by 2010. The second phase will include another five towns by 2012, with all towns to be covered by 2017. The cost of the project is estimated at PHP11 billion ($231 million). Meanwhile, Manila Water is awaiting final government clearance to extend its concession until 2037.

* United Envirotech's Chinese...

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