MCWD wants to start supplying water to Busay, Lahug residents on Dec. 4

THE Metropolitan Cebu Water District (MCWD) has called on the contractor to speed up the implementation of the P115-million project to bury 487 giant pipes from Barangay Busay to Barangay Lahug, both in Cebu City.

Acting MCWD general manager Edgar Donoso, on Wednesday, November 30, 2022, said he wrote a letter to Joseph Frederick Pepito, authorized managing officer of JFAP Construction/Optimus Engineering and Construction, informing him that they want the project completed by December 4 so they can start supplying water to residents in these areas.

Donoso said the project was started in November 2021 and should have been completed last August.

“However, considering that the completion of the works could not be achieved within that timeframe, it was promised to an impressed upon the water district that your company shall complete the works on or before December 4, 2022,” he said.

Aside from finishing the project, the contractor should also return the affected roads to their original state as these pose a danger to motorists, he added.

Rene Borromeo, a member of the Cebu City Traffic Management Board, said they’ve asked Rene Chambal and Gab Villanueva, representatives of the contractor, to provide the board with a concrete plan to help minimize traffic in areas where the project is being implemented.

He said the contractor assured the board that it would complete road restoration starting on November 26, but upon inspection work was still in progress. (PAC/PJB)