The Engineering and Development Corporation of the Philippines (EDCOP), in association with SCHEMA Konsult, Inc is working on the Bohol and Water Sanitation (BWS) Project. EDCOP is the leading Engineering Consultancy in the Philippines and is noted for bringing sound, rational and practical exposure in water resources planning, engineering and project implementation.
EDCOP had already accomplished data gathering, site visits and formulation of preliminary schemes for the proposed bulk water supply systems. At this stage, EDCOP is working on the Environmental Impact Assessment of the Project. This stage is very crucial for EDCOP and at this point, they needed to consult the 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod of Tagbilaran to discuss the impact of the BWS project. This will also be a good venue where EDCOP will formally introduce the project to the 12th SP and discuss on how they can hold a public consultation with the barangays that will be benefitted by the project. If pursued, the BWS Project will be able to provide an efficient urban water supply and sanitation system for 18 Local Government Units in Bohol.
City Vice Mayor Jose Antonio S. Veloso, presiding officer of the Sangguniang Panlungsod, welcomed this opportunity to discuss with EDCOP on how the water supply can be efficiently distributed, especially with the growing population in Tagbilaran and Bohol and the increasing demand for water supply. VM Veloso gladly let the EDCOP team join the 12th Sangguniang Panlungsod in their regular session last week so that the 12th SP can give valuable inputs for the success of the BWS project.