New tanks will bring fresh water back to the Philippines

A new tank has been commissioned to bring fresh fresh water to the country that has been struggling with a shortage of drinking water for more than a year.

The new tank, which is to be built in the city of Matagalpa in Davao del Norte, is expected to be operational in September, the government said on Thursday.

The government said it had ordered a total of 4,200 meters of tank capacity, which will help provide drinking water to more than 200,000 people.

The cost of the project was about P5.4 billion, and the cost of constructing the new tank is estimated to be P20 billion.