Sunstar November 29, 2007
Watch group pushes for bridge work monitoring
DAVAO City Councilor Peter Laviña called for the creation of a citizens watch group to closely monitor the rebuilding of the
Laviña said there is a need to closely guard the Department of Public Works & Highways (DPWH) and the bidding contractor to implement the reconstruction without delay and without additional cost.
He said a vigilant citizenry would ensure that the bridge construction would be finished on time, adding that many months have already been wasted in the reconstruction of the bridge that collapsed last April.
Laviña, who chairs the City Council committee on trade, commerce and industry, said each day that passes without the bridge brings economic loses to the city in terms of business loses, lost opportunities, and more burnt fuel due to traffic.
DPWH confirmed earlier than the reconstruction will start within this week - a development waited for by Dabawenyos suffering from the ill effects of the collapse.