A TEAM that will oversee the construction of a waste-to-energy (WTE) facility has been formed through an executive order issued by Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio. The team is led by Assistant City Administrator Tristan Dwight P. Domingo as project manager and Engr. Elisa P. Madrazo as assistant project manager. In March this year, the Japanese and Philippine governments signed an Exchange of Notes for the former’s grant of ¥5,013 billion to fund the implementation of the WTE project in Davao City. “As of the moment, the Japanese government is waiting for the signing of the Agent Agreement between the Japanese Government and the Department of Finance (DoF),” Mr. Domingo said in a statement on Monday. “As soon as it is signed, Crown Agents, which is the designated Japanese procurement agent, will work with the DoF and the PMT (project management team) to finalize the selection of the legal, financial and technical consultants to be hired to help implement the project. Thereafter, another selection or bidding process for a qualified entity who shall be responsible for the design, construction, operation and maintenance of the WTE facility to be built will be made,” he said. — Carmencita A. Carillo