Text and Photo by Aboitiz Power
Apo Agua Infrastructura, Inc. (Apo Agua) through its Engineering, Procurement, and Construction Contractor J.V. Angeles Construction Corporation (JVACC), recently achieved five million safe man-hours, as it ramps up construction activities for the Davao City Bulk Water Supply Project (DCBWSP).
Apo Agua, a joint venture company between Aboitiz InfraCapital, Inc. and JVACC, continues to meet the safety standards set by the Department of Labor and Employment while working on Part A of the DCBWSP of Davao City Water District (DCWD). Part A includes the Water Intake Structure, Raw Water Transmission Lines, Water Treatment Plant, Hydroelectric Power Plant, and Treated Water Transmission Lines.
DCWD is working on Part B of the DCBWSP, which consists of the construction of facilities for various off-take points, primary transmission/distribution pipe mains and storage facilities, and the distribution of treated water to residential, government, commercial, industrial and bulk water end-users.
Once operational, the DCBWSP will provide an average of 300 million liters of treated water per day for more than one million Davaoeños.
“As we are hard at work to expedite the completion of the DCBWSP amid the COVID-19 pandemic, the health and safety of our team members and site workers remains to be a top priority for us. As such, we ensure everyone’s compliance with all our safety policies and health protocols,” said Shake A. Tuason, Apo Agua Operations Head.
The project has provided employment opportunities to over 4,700 workers to date, with the majority coming from Apo Agua’s host and partner communities.
“We at JVACC are very happy to have attained a significant milestone of five million safe man-hours without a lost time accident. Even with the terrain and environment this project is subjected to, we remain steadfast in our commitment to ensuring that everyone at JVACC should return safely to their families,” said Kathryn Angeles, JVACC’s Chief Executive Officer.
“As the sum of our individual actions has contributed to achieving this milestone, we would like to thank everyone on our team for continuing to deliver and persevere,” she added.
This latest milestone affirms Apo Agua’s commitment to health and safety as it works to advance business and communities.