The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH-6) has instructed contractors to speed up the construction of infrastructure projects in Western Visayas.
DPWH-6 Assistant Regional Director Jose Al Fruto, Construction Division OIC chief Ormel G. Santos, and project engineers recently met with representatives of 21 construction firms to discuss the policy direction of President Rodrigo Duterte.
The DPWH-6 said Duterte wants their infrastructure projects completed within 30 days.
The President also does not want “open holes and canals everywhere.”
The DPWH-6 said Duterte has an order “to either cancel the contract of non-compliant contractors or have somebody else undertake the project.”
According to the contractors, the primary factors that cause delay in the implementation of projects are “road right-of-way (RROW) issues, unfavorable weather condition, and security threats.”
Fruto asked the contractors to cooperate and find ways to avoid negative slippage or “the percentage of delay based on contract duration.”
“Be serious in implementing the projects. Finish them on time,” he told them. IMT