The project has a great social and strategic value and for the country given the critical conditions of the aqueducts
The “Cooperativa Muratori & Cementisti – CMC” of Ravenna, has been awarded a 68 million euro contract for the construction of a tunnel in Bulacan province, at the North of Manila, Philippines. The tunnel will have a length of 6.4 km and it will be realized by using a TBM (Tunnel Boring Machine). It will allow, under the AWTIP project funded by the Asian Development Bank, the water transfer from the IPO basin to the sedimentation system of Bigte.
The project, to be completed by the end of 2020, has a great social and strategic value for the country given the critical conditions of the aqueducts, at risk of not being able to ensure water supply to about 13 million people. Moreover, the tunnel will help to improve efficiency in water provision by eliminating big losses in the existing aqueducts.
“CMC had already made in the Philippines, in the early 2000s, two important irrigation and hydroelectric projects: at Casecnan and CBK. We are delighted today to return to make available our skills to this country – declared Roberto Macri, Managing Director of CMC – The Asian market is of strategic importance for us and we are highly motivated to continue our activities in this continent where we are already protagonists”.