BAGUIO CITY – the planned implementation of additional civil works in this mountain resort will surely impact the public if no coordination is made.
This was aired by Mayor Mauricio Domogan during the Weekly Ugnayan Presser on the planned additional road and drainage works which is set to be implemented by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).
“We should improve our coordination efforts with all the agencies involved so projects will go smoothly and we minimize inconveniences that might impact on our constituents,” Domogan said.
Baguio City is expecting a budget of 700 Million allocated by the national government for the different infrastructure projects in the city and priority is the improvement of drainage system and road re-pavement.
Importante coordination, I hope they will do that,” he said.
The chief executive added major inconveniences can be avoided if projects bidded-out will be implemented by contractors who have enough manpower and resources to do the job.
“I am pleading to the DPWH, please see to it that contractors who are awarded with projects are those who have a proven track record, competent and with complete equipments,” Domogan said.
“We support this road improvement projects because it will redound to the benefit of our constituents but they should see to it that it is finished within the given time frame,” he said.
The mayor reiterated earlier arrangements for contractors to work 24-hours on critical areas and fast-track road repairs to lessen inconveniences to the public, employ latest technology or additives available to speed up curing period and employ enough men to work.
“Dapat hindi muna bigyan ng project yung mga contractor na may pending projects, dapat hindi sila ang priority sa bidding,” Domogan said.
Alam naman natin na magkukulang ng man-power ang contractor kung bibigyan mo sila ng tatlong project na sabay sabay, kakasya ba yung kanyang equipment, yun yung nakikita natin na cause nang delay,” he said.
‘Of course we need this projects kaya nga kailangan na magtulungan tayo, how to implement it properly, huwag naman yung mabagal at puro delay,” Domogan said.
The contracts are expected to be awarded by the end of the year./Paul Rillorta