- A Filipino engineer based in Saudi Arabia said he and his fellow engineers are willing to help the administration
- Aldrin Cardenas said he is willing to be a consultant for free and build water facilities in the Philippines
- Cardenas said he has helped build big projects abroad and now is the time to give back to his country
An Overseas Filipino Worker has volunteered to offer his services for free to help build water facilities in the Philippines.
Aldrin Cardenas, a Filipino engineer working in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), sent a message to President Rodrigo Duterte offering his services.
To prove his expertise, Cardenas said he was part of the construction of the biggest Reverse Osmosis Manufacturing Facilities in Saudi Arabia.
He said the facility was the first of its kind outside the United States. Aside from that, Cardenas was also part of the Filipino team of engineers who built the biggest desalination plant in Jubail, Saudi Arabia.
He said, “I also want people to know that the biggest desalination plant in Jubail, KSA was constructed and designed by Filipino Engineers in 2009 and I am one of them.”
Cardenas went on to share his disappointment on why the Philippine government does not seem to have any interest in building government-owned water plants to provide clean water for the Filipinos in highly urbanized areas.
The OFW engineer shared that there are many skilled Filipinos who are capable of building water plant projects for the country.
Cardenas said, “Filipinos are truly highly skilled, many of us dealing with infrastructure and chemical projects overseas. I just wonder why our country, which is abundant in fresh and saline water, faces scarcity of water supply.”
Cardenas said he and his fellow OFW engineers are willing to come home and help the administration. He said, “We, the OFW Filipino Engineers, are willing to undertake and help this administration to solve many current issues.”
We salute you for this, Engineer Cardenas and company!