Grandstand rehab remains on track PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 30 December 2015 14:59

The effort to rehabilitate Grandstand is still on track as both local and national government jointly validate the information for the preparation of the documentation process of the project.

City Disaster Risk Reduction Management Officer and OIC City Administrator Dr. Elmeir Apolinario on Monday provided his update on the Grandstand, citing that the national government, through the Department of Public Work and Highways (DPWH) will be handling the rehabilitation project.

“When we sat down last October, the mayor appealed na el gobierno local ase, na pero quiere el [DPWH] Secretary [Singson] kay sila lang hace cay tiene sila pondo na di ila savings. It was decided that sila ya lang hace,” said Apolinario.

He said the DPWH has proposed some minor changes but that overall, the project will follow what the LGU has put forward.

“Quiere came mas mejor pa con el original. Tiene poco cambio pero hinde bien grande. Quiere kita, sigi cosa quiere el gobierno local which el DPWH quiere tamen sigi cosa quita quiere,” Apolinario assured the media Monday morning.

As of November, DPWH engineers have been scooping the information provided by the LGU as to the needs of the Grandstand. The timeline for the project is 6-8 months and the document process is expected to being by January.

Apolinario is likewise confident that the project will not be stalled by the election ban for the forthcoming elections.

“El importante tiene contrata prepara and before election ban, man submit el di ila listing na COMELEC para man exempt con el project from the COMELEC ban,” he said. — Jasmine Mohammadsali