March 9, 2023
On February 27, 2023, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Republic of the Philippines in Manila, to provide grant aid of up to 2.052 billion yen for the Project for the Septage Management of Metro Cebu Water District.
The objective of the project is to promote septic tank sludge treatment in Metro Cebu (the second largest metropolitan area in the Philippines, consisting of seven cities and six towns in the province of Cebu, including Cebu City) through the construction of treatment facilities, the procurement of vacuum trucks, and the establishment of an operating system for sludge treatment. The project will thereby contribute to the improvement of the sanitation and water environment in the area, as well as to the achievement of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) Goal 6 (Clean water and sanitation).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||The Republic of the Philippines|
|Project title||Project for the Septage Management of Metro Cebu Water District|
|Planned implementation period||49 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period|
|Executing agency||Metro Cebu Water District|
|Target region, facilities||Six Local Government Units within the Metropolitan Cebu area|
|Specific project details (provisional)||1 Facility improvements/equipment procurement
Facility: Septage treatment plant (400 cubic meters per day) and supplemental facilities
Equipment: 35 vacuum trucks and four dump trucks
2 Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, technical guidance for the management of outsourced works to collect and treat septage and for the enhancement of public awareness