During International Water Association’s conference in Manila, Ramoncito Fernandez, President and CEO of Maynilad Water Services, one of the largest water concessionaire in the Philippines talks to GineersNow TV about their latest water technologies, innovations and future plans.
Maynilad Water Services, Inc. (Maynilad) is the water and wastewater services provider for the West Zone of the Greater Metro Manila area. An agent and contractor of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS), Maynilad is the largest water concessionaire in terms of customer base in the Philippines.
Maynilad is managed by DMCI-MPIC Water Company, Inc.—a joint venture between Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), DMCI Holdings, Inc. (DMCI) and Marubeni Corporation. The consortium took control of Maynilad on January 24, 2007.
The West Zone concession covers a total of 540 square kilometers, which includes the cities of Manila (certain portions), Quezon City (certain portions), Makati (west of South Super Highway), Caloocan, Pasay, Parañaque, Las Piñas, Muntinlupa, Valenzuela, Navotas and Malabon, all in Metro Manila; the cities of Cavite, Bacoor and Imus, and the towns of Kawit, Noveleta and Rosario, all in Cavite Province.
Maynilad currently maintains and operates three water treatment facilities, which produce water that meets the Philippine National Standards for Drinking Water (PNSDW) of the Department of Health (DOH). The Maynilad water distribution system is currently over 7,684 kilometers in length, and along this network are several pumping stations, reservoirs and boosters that enhance storage capacity and ensure efficient distribution of supply. This water network is the longest ISO-certified facility of its kind in the Philippines.
As of September 2018, Maynilad also maintains and operates 19 Sewage Treatment Plants, two Sewage and Septage Treatment Plants and one Septage Treatment Plant with a combined treatment capacity of about 662,000 cubic meters of wastewater per day. The company’s wastewater facilities allow for the efficient conveyance and collection of wastewater from its customers to the treatment facilities so effluents do not pollute waterways and receiving bodies of water.
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About Ramoncito Fernandez
Mr. Ramoncito S. Fernandez, 62 years old, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Maynilad Water Services, Inc. He holds directorships in Metro Pacific Investments Corporation (MPIC), MetroPac Water Investments Corporation, Metro Iloilo Bulk Water Supply Corporation, Metro Iloilo Holdings Corporation, MetroPac Cagayan De Oro, Inc., Cagayan De Oro Bulk Water, Inc. and PLDT’s Tahanan Mutual Building and Loan Association, Inc.
He is also the President of Management Association of the Philippines 2018, Board Trustee and Treasurer of Shareholders Association of the Philippines, Board Governor of Philippine Basketball Association, Board Trustee of First Pacific Leadership Academy and Fellow and Member of Institute of Corporate Directors.
He is the 2009 PISM GAWAD SINOP Awardee, an award conferred by the Foundation of the Society of Fellows in Supply Management and the Philippine Institute for Supply Management to outstanding achievers in the field of supply management.
Mr. Fernandez has been the President and CEO of Metro Pacific Tollways Corporation (MPTC) and Tollways Management Corporation (TMC) since January 2009 and MPCALA Holdings, Inc. in August of 2015 until end of December of 2015. Mr. Fernandez has been with the Group since 1994, first under the packaging business and later under the Telecoms Group.
He is a BS Industrial Management Engineering graduate of De La Salle University and has an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management.
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