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Ba’t uutang tayo? Robredo questions why loan from China will fund Kaliwa Dam

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Vice President Leni Robredo has questioned the government’s decision to fund the construction of the Kaliwa Dam through a loan from China instead of letting the private sector do it.

Robredo voiced her concern over the P12-billion dam to be constructed by China in her radio show Sunday (March 17).

“Ang 85 percent, utang natin sa China, 15 percent tayo iyong gagastos. So, hindi ko talaga alam, kung bakit mas gugustuhin nating umutang kaysa wala tayong gagastusin… Bakit uutang tayo na puwede naman na hindi tayo gagastos?” she asked.

Robredo noted that there was a proposal to build the Kaliwa Dam in 2014 through a Public-Private Partnership but it was shelved by the Duterte administration.

The Kaliwa Dam is being eyed as a new water source for Metro Manila. It is expected to provide 600 million liters of water daily once construction is finished by 2024.

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