Contractors urged to continue leveling up project standards

Contractors urged to continue leveling up project standards

Mayor Benjamin Magalong on June 7 issued a fresh call on project contractors to level up the standard of their work for their outputs to be really beneficial to the public.

The mayor during an inspection thumbed down the sidewalk project along Bonifacio St. due to poor workmanship.

“The tactile pavement is uneven while the PWD ramp is not within the standard.  They have to redo it because I will not accept the project under these conditions,” the mayor said.

The project is under the auspices of the Baguio City District Engineering Office.

While inspecting the whole stretch, the mayor called attention to the trash deposits on some sections and on a dilapidated post that pose danger to passersby.  Both had been referred to the concerned agencies.

Since institutionalizing project monitoring and inspection before payment issuance, the city has noted vast improvement in the quality of infrastructure projects funded by the city government over the years.

For city roads and other projects funded by the Dept. of Public Works and Highways (DPWH), the city is also part of the final inspection and therefore has a say in the assessment of the outcome.

The mayor earlier said he intends to conduct more inspections of projects all over the city to help ensure quality implementation of these infrastructures as part of the city’s thrust to foster integrity in project implementation to achieve quality and beneficial outputs for the end users. – Aileen P. Refuerzo