The Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) government has provided 10 water desalination machines to the island provinces of Sulu and Tawi-Tawi to ensure the availability of potable water.

Minister Naguib Sinarimbo of the Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (MILG) – BARMM said here Tuesday the machines, costing PHP20 million each, have an output capacity of 22,000 liters of water per day and can operate for 8-10 hours.

“Five desalination machines are allotted each for the two island provinces,” he told reporters in an interview.