Regional monitoring team lauds provincial project implementation – Nueva Vizcaya, Philippines
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Regional monitoring team lauds provincial project implementation

By on August 4, 2016

The provincial government of Nueva Vizcaya was lauded for its implementation of the concreting project of the CVR Kinacao-Kurasay-Kinalabasa Road under the KALSADA Program CY 2016 located in Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya.

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This was learned through a report released by the Regional Project Monitoring Committee- Project monitoring Team (RPMC-PMT) chaired by MaryAnne E.R. Darauay, CESO III, and Regional Director, NEDA RO2, addressed to Gov. Carlos M. Padilla.

The project under the KALSADA programs involves the construction/rehabilitation connecting the 3 roads of the Municipality of Bagabag, Nueva Vizcaya namely Kinacao, Kurasay and Kinalabasa with an allocated amount of P88.56M with counterparts from the National Government and PLGU of Php70.85 and Php17.71M, respectively.

Among the PMT findings include; a Very strong institutional arrangement and project management with organized Road Management Committee supported with legislative measures and basically top management support, Institutionalization of the following tools: 1. Local Road Management Performance Assessment (LRMPA) and 2. Contructor’s Performance Evaluation System (CPES). The said findings were recommended by the monitoring team to be replicated by other LGUs.

The Involvement of multi-sectoral groups as 3rd party for CPES application was also recommended to be sustained in implementing indicative fund allocations in 2017 – 2022

The monitoring team also observed that there are more additional work and road facilities needed like slope protection, shoulder sealing, and drainage which will covr overn and above the contract amount of Php 86.82M. From the total project cost of Php 88.56M, there will be an estimated savings of Php 1.75.

It was also recommended that the projected savings should be requested for variation order early prior to the project completion. The report further stated that “there is a need for the PLGU to provide additional counterpart funds, a double amount of project cost for the criticl points and highly vulnerable areas that are prone to flooding and erosion.”

The road project which was started on March 3, 2016 and is expected to be finished by May 2017. As of August 3, 2016, it has now a 37.85% completion rate, according to the Provincial Engineering Office.# lag