Riverside barangays within the coverage area of the Metropolitan Naga Water District (MNWD) but are too far to be reached by the pipelines will finally have an easy access to safe and potable drinking water with the launching of the water lorry and rescue boat.
The MNWD water lorry and rescue boat which was launched on October 30, 2017 at the Camaligan River Park will deliver potable water to the riverside barangay residents of Camaligan, Canaman, Gainza, Magarao, and even Pamplona, all in Camarines Sur.
Present during the launching were the MNWD Acting General Manager Virginia I. Nero, MNWD Directors Monina Lily A. Claveria, Marilissa J. Ampuan, Adolfo L. Olivan, and Board Chairman Jorge T. Palma; Vice Mayor Rolando C. Eduardo of Camaligan, Mayor Augustus Caesar M. Cruz III of Pamplona, Gabriel Lazaro Jimenez, President of MPCF Board of Trustees, Municipal Councilors & Barangay Captains of the municipality of Pamplona, Canaman, and Camaligan; PNP Maritime Group, DENR-PENRO, EMB5-PEMU, LGU Naga-CEPPIO, MPCF Band and Majorettes, Philippine Information Agency, Media partners, and MNWD personnel.
Acting General Manager Virginia I. Nero acknowledged the presence of LGUs, guests, stakeholders, and partners. She stated that the MNWD water lorry and rescue boat has been conceptualized way back 2014 and that the realization of the said project will benefit all the riverside barangays.
Engr. Virgilio B. Luansing I gave an overview of the said project, he also emphasized that the water lorry will not only deliver potable water to riverside communities but will also be utilized in rescue operations during times of disaster.
Vice Mayor Rolando C. Eduardo of Camaligan, Mayor Augustus Caesar M. Cruz III of Pamplona, and Dr. Gabriel Lazaro Jimenez – President of MPCF Board of Trustees, gave their appreciation and support to MNWD in realizing its mission of providing fast and suitable water services within its service coverage area.
Moreover, Chairman Jorge T. Palma shared his message on the importance of the maintenance and protection of Mount Isarog Natural Park (MINP), the main water source of Metro Naga which includes its adjacent municipalities. He also encouraged the attendees to be part of the MNWD’s advocacies especially in creating awareness with regards to conserving the MINP.
Rev. Fr. Abundio Q. Nopre Jr., Parish priest of St. Anthony of Padua, Camaligan, Camarines Sur, invoked divine protection and aid for the continuous operation of the water lorry and rescue boat. He also expressed his gratitude to the MNWD for conceptualizing such beneficial project for the betterment of its consumers.