With flooding and other natural calamities affecting their main facilities, the Cagayan de Oro Water District (COWD) recently inked a partnership with Vitens Evides International (VEI), an international venture of six Dutch water companies active in 22 countries, for the Sustainable Water Supply in the Cagayan de Oro River Basin Project.
The project is divided into Work Packages among COWD and VEI’s other partners namely, Wetlands International, Unifrutti Group Philippines, FRRL Industrial Trading Corp., CDO River Basin Management Council, Hineleban Foundation, the Netherlands Red Cross and the Philippine Red Cross.
COWD is mainly involved in Work Package 3 – Improved Resilience of Water Supply Infrastructure and Work Package 4 – Improved Water and Hygiene in Flood Resettlement Areas.
The said project began last January 1, 2018 and will end on December 31, 2022 or a time span of five (5) years. It is being funded by the Sustainable Water Fund (FDW) and the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs.