However, velasco said that they are now more keen to build the kanan dam first before laiban dam because of a “big problem” that could potentially arise with the relocation of 4,500 families living near laiban village. Laiban dam is a proposed bulk water supply project of the philippine government slated for construction at barangay laiban in tanay, rizal, on the upper portion of the kaliwa river watershed it is intended to relieve metro manila of its overdependence on the water supplied by angat dam [1.
A short video presentation in relation to the issue of the building of the laiban dam in the rizal and quezon areas in the philippines a collaborative project by students of prof fatima castillo's ps197 class at the university of the philippines manila. The metropolitan waterworks and sewerage system (mwss) could be exposing itself and the government to undue financial risks under a negotiated deal with san miguel corporation to build the p52-billion laiban dam. Aside from laiban dam, they will also be constructing the kanan b1 dam in quezon while the angat-umiray, wawa, and the la mesa dams, which have been existent for a long time, have not yet been fixed stop laiban dam.
The project, then termed manila water supply iii project, became soon after known as laiban dam, due to its location in barangay (village) laiban it was to be designed and implemented under the responsibility of the metropolitan waterworks and sewerage system (mwss) [1.
But according to opponents of the dam project, some 10,000 residents will be displaced when the proposed dam submerges the barangays of laiban, san andres, sto nino, sta ines, mamuyao, tinucan, and cayabo in tanay, and barangay limutan in quezon. Since more than 30 years, thousands of indigenous, threatened to be displaced from their ancestral lands, are resisting the laiban dam project, planned to solve a corporate water crisis created by urban metro manila. Diversifying conglomerate san miguel corp said yesterday it remains interested in pursuing its $1-billion unsolicited proposal to the government to build the laiban dam located in tanay, rizal as.
The ncwsp will involve the construction of a dam at the kaliwa river (laiban dam), and a smaller dam (kaliwa dam) downstream to maximize the water supply, and to ensure short and long term supply for metro manila and its adjoining areas.
• laiban, with a supply capacity of 1,900 mld is capable to meet the water supply deficit of 1,600 mld by 2015 (present supply from angat dam is 4,000 mld as against the projected demand by 2015 of 5,600 mld) and this project is part of the road map for new water sources approved by the mwss board of trustees in 2005.
Ahead of contract, san miguel starts to court laiban residents by ed lingao and jaemark tordecilla monday, july 13th, 2009 check out the pcij’s coverage of the laiban dam project: (mwss) to build the laiban dam here in tanay,. Laiban dam project chronology - free download as pdf file (pdf), text file (txt) or read online for free.