The Silay City government and Vivant Corp. Tuesday launched a proposed a hydropower plant project in Barangay Kapitan Ramon, Silay City, a press release from the city said.
The hydropower plant will be built at the Malogo River in Barangay Kapitan Ramon, the press release said.
Executive officers from Vivant Corp. during the launching were chairman of the board Dennis Garcia, Vice President for Corporate Planning Emil Andre Garcia, and Assistant Vice President Johnny Roxas.
Officials from the city government were led by Mayor Jose Montelibano, Vice-Mayor Mark Golez, SP Members Edgardo Maravilla and Ireneo Celis, Jr., Tourism Officer Ver Pacete, Punong Barangays Milagros Catalan of Brgy. Patag, Romeda Mayo of Brgy. Mambulac, Ramon Celebre of Brgy. Kapitan Ramon and Efryn Dequlia, the press release said.
Agnes Magsaysay Villar, Jimmy Mayo, Renato Doloso, Warlito Go, Ignacio Salmingo, Rufo Deita, Jr., Information Officer Joanzen Dedoroy, Aldwin Dalpatan, Kier Patrick Salmingo, Francis Dane Cobrado, Rachel Golez were also present in the event, it added.
Other guests were Bobby Montelibano, CENECO Board Member Mike Maravilla, and Francis Gaston.
Roxas said the first phase of their construction in Malogo River will have a total output of six megawatts wherein the power plant will supply the city a clean and competitively priced power.
He said the project is expected to generate 400 local jobs in the city.
DOE Renewable Energy Management Division Director Mario Marasigan, who was also present in the project launching, said the construction of the hydropower plant will generate savings in the community.
Vivant Corporation is a publicly-traded company focused on energy generation and distribution, and is serving the consumers for 100 years and still serving within Cebu, Negros, Misamis and Palawan, the press release said.
Meanwhile, Governor Alfredo Marañon, Jr. lauded Montelibano and Silaynons on the project, saying that this would help ease the power shortage in the province, the press release said.*