Worth P41.6 million
NAVAL, Biliran- The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) – Biliran District Engineering Office (BDEO) reported that the P41.6 million slope protection project along Naval-Caibiran Cross Country Road (NCCCR) is yet to be completed.
Engr. Jeorge S. Malaque, project inspector, said that said project was found with defects and is scheduled for corrections by the contractor.
“We have found some transverse cracks, hardened concrete, insufficient sealant and other minor defects on the project,” said Malaque.
Malaque revealed that the project was completed on December, 29, 2016 after the project was extended for 30 calendar days due to unfavorable weather condition and road-right-of-way (RROW) problems.
Furthermore, Malaque explained that there was an extra work added in the variation order which was the re-blocking of damaged pavement.
On the question as to assurance of the quality of the project, Engr. Malaque said: “our assurance is that what was planned has been implemented. All materials and required samples were tested so that designed quality of the structure was attained and the structure itself will serve its purpose.”
Furthermore, Engr. David P. Adongay Jr., district engineer, said that DPWH-BDEO will not process the final payment of said project unless the found defects are corrected or rectified.
The said road section is prone to flooding during rainy days hence drainage structure was included in the Slope Protection project.
Other than the slope protection structure and drainage, concrete paving of one lane is also included in the project.
The completed project will provide a structure that will prevent further landslide along this road section and contain run-off water during rainy days to prevent future damage to existing paved national road. (PR)