CEO doubles efforts for new projects PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, 12 July 2014 11:48

The City Engineer’s Office (CEO) will be doubling its efforts in the preparation and submission of new infrastructure project plans, following a directive from City Mayor Beng Climaco to increase their monthly productivity and outputs.

According to City Engineer Luis Vicente Despalo, the office will be picking up the pace of their work, specifically in the preparation, design, and program of projects. He said that measures to improve the internal procedures of the office will be implemented in the expectation that these will significantly increase their outputs vis-à-vis their set planned targets in terms of new project plans submitted to and processed by the Bidding and Awards Committee (BAC).

Under the Climaco administration, the CEO has a monthly quota of P60M worth of new infrastructure and development projects.

Meanwhile, Despalo stated that all ongoing projects are on track, and proceeding as planned. The City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (CDRRMC) building is nearing completion. Temporarily halted due to change orders, the CEO is awaiting the approval of the additional works recommended by the CDRRMC before resuming construction activities.

The Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT), on the other hand, is also ongoing. Physical developments include the construction of the arrival and departure buildings, drainage system, overpass, and other site development activities. The IBT is expected to be completed by the end of the year, said Despalo.

The city official also reported that two infrastructure projects have recently been completed and turned over. This includes the turnover of the mini-terminal and 22 stalls at the Sta. Cruz public market, and the Procurement Service Sub-Depot facilities. —Jasmine Mohammadsali