San Miguel’s Laiban bid remains unchallenged

MANILA, Philippines – San Miguel’s bid to build a dam seen to become Metro Manila’s future water supply source remains unchallenged, officials disclosed during a Thursday briefing.

Despite allowing a bidding extension deadline, [the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System] waited for the challenge of another private sector entity but none came,” Diosdado Jose M. Allado, the agency’s administrator, said.

MWSS administrator Diosdado Jose M. Allado (right) ponders the point explained by one of his deputies at a Thursday briefing. Allado said the Laiban dam, proposed by San Miguel Bulk Water Company Inc., is still subject to a competitive challenge. Ruby Anne M. Rubio

From February 9 this year until July 16, no private sector entity has expressed intentions to challenge the unsolicited proposal of San Miguel Bulk Water Co. Inc. (SMBWCI), officials added.

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