penalty for erring contractors urged
BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan on Wednesday said contractors of public works projects who incur work slippage leading to public disturbance should be penalized through outright termination of their contracts.
The mayor said that while most of the road projects being implemented by the Dept. of Public Works and Highways Baguio City District Engineering Office (DPWH-BCDEO) are on schedule, there are some that are now behind their target dates of completion and are sure to cause inconvenience especially as classes are about to open.
He specified the on-going upgrading of Yandoc St. behind City Hall which he said has incurred a ten percent slippage, the repair of the bridge along Easter Road and the sewerline improvement near the Malcolm Square.
The said the projects including the delayed overpass along Yandoc St. are being implemented by one contractor.
“I think the contractor should be penalized by terminating its contract,” the mayor said.
The mayor said the DPWH should also consider enlisting the services of contractors with good track record to fill in and continue the unfinished work just to complete the projects and avoid further inconvenience. – A Refuerzo