|Project Details||The Laiban dam would be 113 meter high, having a capacity to supply 1,800 million liters per day (MLD) . Construction costs are estimated to amount to PHP52 billion (around 1.2 billion USD) .|
The reservoir size would cover 28,000ha; the number of displaced families was recently reported to be 3,708  or 21,000 persons ; earlier reports stated that 4,413 families would be affected .
ON THE COMPANIES AND BANKS INVOLVED IN THE PLANNING OF THE LAIBAN DAM:
The World Bank supported first feasibility studies during the 1970s. Project design studies during the 1990s were conducted by consultant Electrowatt Engineering. A short term loan over 1 million USD to start with the immediate implementation was granted in 1999 by the Philippine National Bank. In 2001, MWSS entered into Technical Assistance Loan agreements with the Asian Development Bank, which however was later on cancelled on request of MWSS, who instead received funding via two concessionaires. With this funding, in 2006, consultant Daruma started to prepare work for projects bids and tenders. In April 2007, NEDA ICC approved the project with a total cost of PHP 48 million, to be funded under the China Loan, however was later on (February, 2008) instructed to cancel the project. MWSS thus pursued the project through another procedure, the Joint Venture Agreement scheme, via external companies applying for due diligence preparatory. Private company CalEnergy showed first interest, but then withdrew from the project. In September, 2008, SM Bulk Water Company Inc. (subsidiary of San Miguel Corporation) signed a Memorandum of Understanding for the conduct of due diligence preparatory. In 2009, a call was released in which companies were invited to submit proposals for the design, financing, construction and operation of the Laiban Dam Project under a Joint Venture Agreement, however the application period expired without interested proponents .
In the recent years, the MWSS was expected to award the Laiban dam project to the San Miguel Corporation (SMC) [4;5].
|Project Area (in hectares)||28,000|
|Level of Investment (in USD)||1,200,000,000|
|Type of Population||Rural|
|Potential Affected Population||21,000 persons to be displaced|
|Company Names or State Enterprises||CalEnergy Philippine Operations from Philippines - energy industries|
Electrowatt-Ekono (philippines), Inc. from Philippines - engineering, consulting
DARUMA management & consulting from Philippines - consulting
SM Bulk Water Company Inc. from Philippines - water industries
San Miguel Corporation (SM) from Philippines - food, manufacturing, infrastructure, energy
|Relevant government actors||Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS); National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) Investment Coordination Committee (ICC); Public Private Partnership (PPP) Center, and others|
|International and Financial Institutions||The World Bank (WB) from United States of America |
Philippine National Bank (PNB) from Philippines - finance, banking, investment
Asian Development Bank (ADB)
|Environmental justice organisations and other supporters||Samahan ng mga Katutubong Dumagat at Remontadong Nagdadamayan sa Northern Quezon (Sakadre); Bigkis at Lakas ng Katutubo sa Timog Katagalugan (Balatik); No to Laiban Dam; Kalipunan Ng Mga Katutubong Mamamayan Ng Pilipinas (KAMP); Water for the People Network (WPN); Save Sierra Madre Network Alliance Inc. (SSMNAI), comprised of: Ecowaste Coalition; Franciscan Missionaries of Mary Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMMJPIC); Franciscan Movement Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (FMJPIC); Franciscan Sisters of the Immaculate Conception (SFIC); Great Work Movement; Green Convergence; Green Hope; Greenresearch Environmental Research Group (Greenresearch ERG); Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation Commission Association of Major Religious Superiors of the Philippines (JPICC-AMRSP); Multi Sectoral Action Group (MSAG) Aurora; Order of Friar Minors Conventual Justice, Peace and Integrity of Creation (OFMConJPIC); Order of Friar Minors Justice, Peace & Integrity of Creation (OFM JPIC); Pambansang Kilusan ng mga Samahang Magsasaka (PAKISAMA); Public Education & Awareness Campaign for the Environment (PEACE), Miriam College; Sagip Sierra Madre Environmental Society Inc. (SSMESI); Samahan ng mga Katutubong Agta na Ipinagtatanggol at Binabaka ang Lupaing Ninuno (SAGIBIN LN); Social Action Center - Antipolo (SAC); Task Force Sierra Madre (TFSM); Tribal Center Development (TCD)|