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Mining town gets P37-M water project
THE fast-growing population in the upland mining village of Didipio in Kasibu town, Nueva Vizcaya, has prompted OceanaGold to provide it with a P37-million water system.
The Didipio community has a population of about 4,000 individuals and an estimated 900 households. The natural spring water is the main source of the community’s drinking water as outlined in OceanaGold’s 2017 Mine Rehabilitation Fund Committee report, Water Resource Study for Barangay Didipio.
With this, OceanaGold, which operates the Didipio Mine, is working with the community for the construction of the P37-million Didipio Water System Project (DWSP) due for completion in 2019, Manila Times reported.
David Way, OceanaGold general manager, said the DWSP includes water storage, treatment and supply infrastructure that would provide the community with safe, potable water.
He said the system would have the capacity to provide water for up to 11,000 individuals or about 2,400 households.