Manila Water has an 80-percent stake in BIWC
and Tieza has 20 percent.
Tieza, formerly the Philippine Tourism Authority, is the infrastructure arm of the Department of Tourism, and owns 20 percent of BIWC
The Ayala-led BIWC
has a total STP capacity of 11.4 million liters a day compared to BTSI's capacity of only 0.500 million liters a day, according to data provided by the Senate Committee on Environment and Natural Resources.
Cimatu is firm in his plan to condemn the BIWC
sewer line, a senior official of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources said.
The BWSS was taken over by PTA and MWCI's joint venture company, the BIWC
, through a concession agreement following the signing of the JVA.
[What could happen, as we've discussed with BIWC
, is that the municipal council of Malay will make a resoultion to increase the environmental and entrance fee to Boracay.]
For her part, BIWC
Business Operations Head Acs SC Aldaba said, the firm has started surveying this week 'to assess the available public alleys that can be utilized as additional lateral lines for the conveyance of sewage coming from affected establishments along the beach front.'
Environment Secretary Roy Cimatu has expressed disappointment over the failure of some establishments to connect to the sewer lines of water concessionaires BIWC
and Boracay Tubi Systems Inc., despite being told to do so when they were issued notices of violation by the Environmental Management Bureau in February.
, a joint venture between the Ayala-owned Manila Water and the Philippine Tourism Authority, took over the Boracay Water and Sewerage Service in January 2010, with a 25-year concession.
) official said that because the company has to fast-track its upgrading efforts in the island's sewerage system, it might also request for a water rate increase in the next rate rebasing.
) at the famous white beach on Boracay Island, the country's top tourist destination in Malay, Aklan.
took over the operations and maintenance of the government-owned Boracay Water and Sewerage System.