Purchase of P600M trash equipment pushed

Subscribe Now February 11, 2015 at 11:21am

A DAVAO City councilor requested the City Planning and Development Office (CPDO) to assist the City Environment and Natural Resources Office (Cenro) in complying with requirements needed to fast-track the procurement of P600-million additional garbage compactors and thousands of trash bins.

"I was made to understand that engineer Madrazo is out of the country so I told the city planning to assist the Cenro because I cannot proceed without these requirements," said Danilo Dayanghirang, who heads the City Council's committee on finance, ways and means, during Tuesday's Pulong-pulong ni Pulong at the City Council.

"They should submit the specific cost per item because the budget will not be completed without placing a specific amount on the expense," Dayanghirang said.

He said the P600 million under Supplemental Budget 1 (SB1), sourced out from a Land Bank of the Philippines (LBP) loan, will not be given directly to the city but will remain in the bank until requirements are submitted.

"It is not to be misunderstood but the money will remain with the Land Bank, the entire amount will not be given to the city," he said.

He added that the notice given to them by Mayor Rodrigo Duterte serves as "a matter of guarantee that there is money in the Land Bank."

The council approved the supplemental budget last Tuesday.

Based on the project design of Cenro, the city will acquire 23 new collection vehicles and hydraulic lifting devices and 13,566 waste containers or mobile garbage bins.

There are 10,000 bins placed at collection points in the city's barangays and 400 bins at the Cenro.

Source: sunstar.com.ph

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