Gov. Edgar Chatto met with Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) Regional Director Engr. Ador Canlas on Tuesday at the People’s Mansion.
They were with Gary Tiu, contractor of the New Bohol Provincial Capitol to discuss details leading to the completion of the project. The contract date ends in July but Canlas and Tiu committed to finish the project before then.
Chatto, along with Tiu and the Provincial Engineering Team headed by Engr. Ben Redulla also inspected ongoing work at the New Provincial Capitol site the following day. The project is almost in its final phase with the contractor putting in the interior and wiring.
In the same meeting, Canlas also addressed concerns regarding the ongoing road project in Cortes.
The governor had previously brought the attention to Canlas following complaints about impassability of road due to mud and water accumulation.
In an interview with Bohol media, Canlas admitted the project is DPWH responsibility, something that the governor himself communicated to him. He however clarified that the project is ongoing and has not been abandoned.
He explained that the road project complements 2018 project which entails raising the Bacong bridge, which also means raising the approach.
The project initially did not involve the bridge but was found by engineers to have sagged, something that needed to be addressed, thus the suspension of work in the project which became problematic compounded by rainy weather, he said.
He further clarified that DPWH is introducing a soil stabilization technology, Stone Column Technology, which will elevate the part of the road approaching the bridge. He also reported having visited the site prior to the meeting and that mud and water had been scraped form the road and filled in by suitable materials.
He also assured that the paving work will be completed in 20 days, provided good weather condition.