Strengthening of the Angat Dam and Dyke in order to ensure its stability and safety to withstand the potential risk posed by possible seismic activity associated with the West Valley Fault.
To be implemented and funded by K-Water pursuant to their contract obligation to undertake mandatory rehabilitation of Angat Dam.
Korea water Resources Corporation (K-Water)
National Government (now shifted to private funding by AHC)
Status: (as of 31 December 2016)
- Strengthening works:
Construction works is on-going being undertaken by Hanjin, the contractor engaged by AHC. So far accomplishment is 14%
- Dam Instrumentation:
Six (6) out of seven (7) contract packages were already awarded and are now on-going. Contract Package #7 is still under bidding stage with on-going post qualification.
This is being implemented by the National Power Corporation as per MOA.
Accomplishment is 9.62% and total cost incurred so far has been P21M
- Flood protection works:
Construction works is on-going wherein 3 out of 10 contract packages were already 100% completed. This is being implemented by the Provincial Government of Bulacan as per MOA.
Accomplishment is 84.27% and cost incurred so far is P224M.
- Since contract packages 2 & 4 of ADDSP in the total cost of PhP 553.30 Million remains to be the responsibility of the government, the MWSS decided to transfer the funds directly to the agency mandated to implement contract packages 2 & 4, which are the National Power Corporation (NPC) and the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB), respectively, as allowed by the DBM and NEDA, subject to the execution of MOA.
- MOA between MWSS & the Provincial Government of Bulacan (PGB) on 22 March 2016 including the turn-over of check for the corresponding fund transfer intended to finance portion of works under the Angat River Downstream Improvement Project (ARDIP) of Bulacan.
- MOA between MWSS & National Power Corporation (NPC) was signed on 03 May 2016 including the turn-over of check for the corresponding transfer of fund intended to finance the Angat Dam Instrumentation.
The Angat Dam and Dyke had been in operation for about three decades when PHIVOLCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology) announced in 2002 that the West Valley Fault (also known as Marikina Fault), is potentially active. PHIVOLCS are of the opinion that the West Valley fault runs 200 meters East of the Main Dyke and any movement may affect the local fault.
Considering the often occurrence of earthquake nowadays thus the need to strengthen the Dam and Dyke to ensure its safety. Since the Angat Dam and Dyke safety is indeed a national security concern which needs to be addressed immediately, the urgent need now is to establish immediate contingency measures and remediation works.
The Project was approved by the NEDA Board on 04 September 2012 in the total Project Cost of PhP 5.70 Billion to be funded by the National Government. The Project is ready for bidding, however, in light of the recent Supreme Court decision confirming the validity of the award of Angat Hydro-Electric Power Plant (AHEPP) privatization to Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water), discussion is on-going with K-Water regarding the subject strengthening works under the term of its bid to undertake mandatory rehabilitation of Angat Dam.