P198M grandstand rehab set soon PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 February 2016 13:07

BySHEILIA COVARRUBIAS

Public bidding for the proposed grandstand rehabilitation project has been completed and the Department of Public Works and Highways (DWPH) is now focused on the post evaluation process.

The process is expected to take 7 days after which the notice to proceed can be issued to the winning bidder, according to OIC City Administrator Elmeir Apolinario, Ph.D.

At least 6 contractors, some from other key cities participated in the bidding conducted last week.

Some P198 million has been allocated by the national government for the rehabilitation and improvement of the Joaquin Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex, which was utilized as the biggest evacuation center in the aftermath of the 2013 siege.

While the project will be supervised by the DPWH, the design and plan of the rehabilitated and improved grandstand will have to be approved by Mayor Beng Climaco.

The contractor will have 10 months to complete the project, but the City Government hopes that the same will be completed within this year, Apolinario said.  — Sheila Covarrubias