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Iloilo Island to Get P12.8-M Solar-Powered Water System

Iloilo Island to Get P12.8-M Solar-Powered Water System

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Two hundred thirteen households will benefit from a PHP12.845 million solar-powered desalination water system to be constructed on an island barangay in Concepcion, Iloilo. A groundbreaking ceremony for the project funded under the Philippine Rural Development Project with a counterpart fund from the Department of Agriculture and the provincial government was held in Sitio Danao-Danao of the island barangay of Polopiña on Thursday, led by Iloilo Governor Arthur Defensor Jr. It has a population of about 1,000, but there is no potable water on the islet. “Our governor has laid the groundwork for a pioneering project, the first time the provincial government has embarked on a solar-powered water desalination system project,” said Provincial Administrator Raul Banias in an interview on F...