BY CHRYSEE G. SAMILLANO
The Bacolod City Engineer’s Office will resume the concreting of the road leading to the sanitary landfill in Barangay Felisa, Bacolod City this week to address the garbage collection backlog in the city.
The Leonardia administration had allocated about P10 million for the concreting of the road going to the landfill site. However, the project was delayed by the election ban last March.
Assistant City Engineer Ephraem Hechanova yesterday said they expect the P10 million road concreting project to resume this week. The budget will cover about 1 kilometer of the access road.
Hechanova said the road was impassable during typhoon Paeng which affected operations of the IPM-Construction and Development Corporation (IPM-CDC). So the CEO covered the road, which is part of the property bought by the city for the use of access road leading to the sanitary landfill, with concrete rubble to allow the big trucks of the garbage contractor to pass.
The CEO received complaints from the residents of the city after their garbage was not collected by IPM-CDC for several days early this month.
Hechanova said they will be requesting for an additional budget next year from the city government amounting to P30 million to complete the project since the initial P10 million is not enough.*