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Kasi election ban na! Bacolod City halts 3 infra projects

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As the ban on construction of public works starts March 29, the Bacolod City Government has postponed the construction of its three flagship projects.

Maphilindo Polvora, chairman of the Bids and Awards Committee, said they already directed contractors to defer the construction of the Bacolod City College (BCC), Progreso Village Relocation Site, and roads and bridges.

“Despite the bidding process has been done, they still cannot push through the projects’ construction,” Polvora said, noting that the contractors still need to comply an Environment Compliance Certificate (ECC), a building permit, and other requirements.

The official also explained that the processing of ECC will take 45 days.

In 2018, Bacolod City signed a P1.7-billion loan agreement with the Development Bank of the Philippines to finance its various projects, namely Progreso Village Relocation Site (P350 million); BCC Site Development and Facilities (P350 million); Bacolod MassKara Coliseum (P800 million); and the construction of roads and bridges (P200 million).