DILG in Talks with South Korea for the $200-Million Assistance to Waterless LGUs


The Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) is in initial talks with the government of South Korea for possible grants of US$200-million worth of advanced water treatment and purification equipment to assist local government units (LGUs) with poor-quality water sources in different parts of the country.


According to DILG Sec. Ismael "Mike" Sueno the highly advanced water purifying equipment being offered by the government of South Korea to the LGUs in the Philippines in the form of soft loans can reportedly purify salt water and even canal water in high volumes.

DILG Sec. Mike Sueno was quoted as saying "If our agreement with South Korea would push through, the said equipment will help communities in far-flung areas where access to clean drinking water remains to be a challenge," said Sueno.

Some Korean officials visited the DILG Central Office in Quezon City and they expressed their willingness to be of assistance to the LGUs.

Although there is no official announcement yet, the DILG got excited with the recent developments in the local government units and the possible help they could get from South Korea.

The DILG also revealed that a technical working group may son be created to facilitate and discuss the specifications of the equipment and its suitability to the needs of LGUs.

During the meeting, DILG Assistant Secretary for Plans and Programs Epimaco V. Densing III said that the Korean government's assistance will complement DILG's efforts in providing waterless LGUs easy access to a potable water supply through the Sagana at Ligtas na Tubig para sa Lahat (SALINTUBIG) project of the DILG.

Source: Philippine News Agency


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