Rubber, artificial grass delay grandstand construction Print
Wednesday, 17 May 2017 15:30

By RG Antonet Go

The imported rubber and artificial grass continue to delay the completion of the much-awaited Joaquin R. Enriquez Memorial Sports Complex.

This as the Sports complex continues to stay at a 44.7% completion rate despite a projected May deadline.

Engr. Shadimar D. Jalaidi, DPWH-9 Project Engineer said that the cause of the delay stemmed from documentation requirements.

The local government however has tried to settle the problem.

The importation of the materials will be under the name of the Philippine Sports Commission to lessen taxes.

The rubber and artificial grass covers about 45 to 50% of the project inside the sports complex.  The area where the materials will be placed are reportedly prepared.

The artificial grass will be used for the soccer field while the rubber will be used for the track oval.

The contract cost for the rehabilitation and repair is at P187-million.   The contractor reportedly has 276 days to finish the project.

The contractors for the  proect are the RU  Aquino Construction and Development and RCDG Construction Corporation.

Recall that the grandstand was destroyed in 2013 after some 100,000 victims of the Zamboanga siege occupied the area.  (RGAAGo)