COA notes delays in CCMC phase 2 project construction

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THE Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the delay of the construction of phase two project of the Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) worth P299 million.

In its audit report, COA said that design and detailed engineering issues, slow decision making, giving of unreasonable time extensions, and confusing computation of contract time have deprived the constituents of the much-needed facility, especially in this time of health crisis.

The contract to build phase two of CCMC was awarded to C.E. Padilla Construction Inc. in 2019 and was given 180 calendar days to finish the project. Thus, it should supposedly be finished by September 30, 2019.

However, COA's report said that as of December 31, 2022, or two years and eight months since the start date, the project was still 75 percent accomplished.

In an interview with SunStar Cebu on Sunday, July 24, 2022, Cebu City Mayor Michael "Mike" Rama said that he will check the findings of the state auditors. (IRT)

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