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  • President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett, says the agency has made significant improvements in its response to leaks and other infrastructural damages.
  • Mr. Barnett, speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation on July 6, said the NWC is now responding to reports of leaks and reinstating the infrastructure in a much faster time.
  • Minister with responsibility for Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said a process to have procurement contracts with several major spare parts companies will be completed this year, which will allow easier acquisition of parts, leading to even speedier repair time.

President of the National Water Commission (NWC), Mark Barnett, says the agency has made significant improvements in its response to leaks and other infrastructural damages.

Mr. Barnett, speaking at a press conference at the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation on July 6, said the NWC is now responding to reports of leaks and reinstating the infrastructure in a much faster time.

He said this improvement was made as a response to concerns expressed by the public.

“It’s something that I believe is very critical to improving the public image of the NWC. We have listened and we are making those improvements,” he noted.

Mr. Barnett said the agency has also improved its collaboration with the National Works Agency (NWA) to ensure quicker repairs of roads and other facilities damaged in the fixing of pipelines.

He pointed out that the inclusiveness of the Ministry of Economic Growth and Job Creation has served to enhance this cohesiveness.

Minister with responsibility for Water and Housing, Hon. Dr. Horace Chang, said a process to have procurement contracts with several major spare parts companies will be completed this year, which will allow easier acquisition of parts, leading to even speedier repair time.