P47 mil­lion re­aligned for lo­cal road projects

Palawan News - - PROVINCE - By Aira Ge­nesa Mag­dayao Re­porter

The Palawan Pro­vin­cial Board ap­proved on Tues­day the re­align­ment of around P47 mil­lion in­fra­struc­ture fund from the fis­cal year 2015- 2016 to fi­nance in­fra­struc­ture and road projects in the mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties this year.

The Pro­vin­cial Board made the re­align­ment af­ter Gov­er­nor Jose Al­varez sent a let­ter re­quest that the amount pre­vi­ously awarded to EM Pole Con­struc­tion and Trad­ing in­tended for the con­struc­tion of small in­fra­struc­ture and road projects failed to ac­com­plish it.

“Ang gusto lang sabi­hin ay sayang ang pera ng gob­y­erno kaya da­pat mag­a­mit ‘ yan sa ibang project. Da­pat ma- re­align ‘ to sa ibang da­pat mapon­do­han, sa mga pri­or­ity projects ng pro­vin­cial govern­ment,” Board Mem­ber Leon­cio Ola chair of the com­mit­tee on ap­pro­pri­a­tion, said.

Ola said the amount will be re­aligned to also fi­nance road and other in­fra­struc­ture projects in the towns of Roxas, Ca­gayan­cillo, Tay­tay, Araceli, Brooke’s Point, San Vi­cente, Magsaysay, and Que­zon.

“Wala lang akong lis­ta­han pero maram­ing projects ‘ yan. Kasama d’yan ang mga road projects papunta sa mga os­pi­tal. Maliliit lang na mga projects ito pero ang dami nat­ing projects na ku­lang ang pondo. Ni- re­align ‘ yan sa ibang projects pero doon pa din sa mga na­bang­git na mu­nisipyo,” Ola pointed out.

He also said con­struc­tion com­pa­nies in­volved in any ir­reg­u­lar­ity will be au­to­mat­i­cally black­listed in the prov­ince.

“Usu­ally, ang mga con­trac­tor na ganyan ay black­listed na ‘ yan. La­hat ng ‘ yan awarded sa kanila but hindi na­man na- im­ple­ment, ang mangya­yari ay black­listed ka na,” Ola added.

The P47 mil­lion will be sub­jected to the bid­ding process.

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