City infra projects ongoing PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014 11:40

Efforts to improve the different public infrastructures and utilities continue, as the City Government pursue the implementation of various infrastructure projects in the City.

Under the supervision of the City Engineer’s Office (CEO), work on three of the ongoing government infrastructure projects, specifically the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT), the main public market, and the City Disaster Reduction Management Center (DRRMC) are currently ongoing, and are on various stages of completion.

According to project reports, as of June 15, the P175 million IBT project is now 59.31% physically completed. Majority of the workload on the IBT is currently concentrated on land preparation and development, the construction of physical structures, and the setting up of service utilities such as water and electricity.

Initial work for the expansion of the national highway in front of the IBT, as well as the construction of the pedestrian overpass and drainage facilities, have also commenced.

Meanwhile, the makeover initiatives for the main public market is also going strong. Work on the rehabilitation of market facilities is 86.72% completed, while construction of the market drainage system is pass the 70% completion mark.

Combined, the two projects have an estimated cost of approximately P43 million.

On the other hand, the DRRMC is nearing completion, though work on the project is temporarily suspended due to pending change orders which the CEO is currently working out. Despite the temporary stoppage, the Php 27 M project is ahead of schedule, and per project reports, is 88.36% completed.

Still to be completed are some remaining components of the office building, setting up of electrical works, and the construction of the fencing surrounding the center.

The DRRMC headquarters will be a two-storey building which will serve as the main agency which will receive all calamity-related reports, and direct and dispatch response teams during disasters.