Lanao Norte team conducts final inspection of MIRIDP
Cagayan de Oro City (24 September) -- Members of the Provincial Inspectorate Team conducted the final inspection of the Metro Iligan Regional Infrastructure Development Project (MIRIDP) last September 23 together with Engr. Rene Penados of the Commission on Audit.
MIRIDP is the biggest infrastructure project in the province and is expected to catalyze the economic development of municipalities covered by its implementation especially the interior towns of Lanao del Norte.
"We are inspecting the different road segments as a requisite for the issuance of the certificate of completion to the contractor. The Inspectorate Team will then make its report and recommendation on the defects observed so these can be repaired before we can finally issue the certificate of acceptance," explained Board member Bal Zamora (Committee Chairman on Infrastructure).
Only ninety-four percent of the total project was successfully completed by Hanjin Construction Company due to the peace and order concerns resulting from the August 18, 2008 incident.
With the passing of the loan closing date set by Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) on June 7, 2010, all unfinished portions of the MIRIDP will now be completed by the project beneficiary.
"Only 3 out of the total 53 kilometers remain to be completed. However, with the conversion of this road network into national road, Governor Khalid Dimaporo and Congresswoman Imelda Quibranza-Dimaporo are working very hard that the unfinished part will be included in the DPWH budget hearing for implementation next year," said Engr. Dennis Aguipo (MIRIDP-PMO Project Director).
Other members of the Inspectorate Team present were Ramon Serapio, Engr. Marietta Borillo, Abener Mabugnon, Engr. Juliet Amas, Engr. Marilyn Ballesteros, Ruth Rudinas, Adela Ancheta, Archt. Globen Catubigan, Bernie Caroro, Marciano Miculob, and Engr. Melba Maghuyop. (VNL/PIO-LDN) [top]