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JFE awarded $28.8 million contract for sewage plant in Philippines

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Tokyo-based JFE Engineering Corp. said it has won a 3.42-billion-yen ($28.8 million) contract to design and construct a sewage treatment plant in the Philippines.

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The contract was awarded by Philippine company Maynilad Water Services Inc., which operates water and sewerage services in the western part of the Manila metropolitan area, known as Metro Manila.

JFE Engineering said it expects to complete the plant in Paranaque city of the area in July 2016, and hand it over to Maynilad in October 2018 after a test operation.

The plant, named Paranaque Water Reclamation Facility 1, will be able to treat 76,000 cubic meters of sewage a day, the largest capacity among all sewage treatment plants operated by Maynilad.

Maynilad, based in Quezon, also in Metro Manila, will use a loan from the Japan International Cooperation Agency for the construction project. The loan is extended through the Development Bank of the Philippines.

JFE is the only Japanese company that has constructed sewage treatment plants in Metro Manila.

Maynilad is now rushing to expand sewage treatment capabilities in its service area in response to rapid urbanization there.

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