CEO pursues P1.19 billion worth of ongoing projects PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 20 February 2014 13:11

The City Engineer’s Office is aggressively pursuing the implementation of 279 ongoing projects amounting to P1.19 billion as part of the 2013 appropriation, the bulk of which goes to constructions of new road, slope and shoreline protections.

A report submitted by the CEO that formed part of the executive summary for Mayor Beng Climaco’s first State of the City address last month showed that the ongoing projects also include construction and rehabilitation of 12 school buildings, 6 health centers, 8 barangay halls, 11 daycare centers, 64 road projects, 6 bridges and 37 slope and shoreline protections.

The figures do not include P97.87 million worth of other infrastructure projects that have been submitted to the Bids and Awards Committee (BAC) and are up for implementation. These include 57 projects worth P66.32 million already bidded out, P4.48 million for bidding, P95.51 million for evaluation and P22.95 million returned to the BAC fore rebidding and eventual implementation.

The 2013 CEO report likewise showed that 425 various projects amounting to P10.6 million were completed last year, of which 20 were new school buildings, 12 health centers, 80 new structure to include centers for the elderly and 104 road projects.

The CEO with Engr. Luis Vicente Despalo as department head also implemented by administration 27 projects with a total appropriation of P77.48 million. All in all, a total of P2.277 billion was appropriated for the year 2013 with 838 infrastructure projects.

In the meantime, Mayor Climaco has instructed the CEO to expedite the full implementation of the Integrated Bus Terminal (IBT) project which recently resumed construction following internal arrangements between the contractors made at the behest of the local government.

It has also been directed to meticulously monitor and pursue all projects that have been stalled because of technical and other related problems. Furthermore, project contracts that are legally impossible to undertake shall be dropped or rescinded to pave way for the implementation of other critical projects. — Vic Larato