Acting on the request of the Alburquerque local government, the Commission on Audit (COA) will conduct a technical review of the P300-million Alburquerque Cluster Sanitary Landfill (ACSLF) located in Barangay Dangay.
Alburquerque Mayor Efren Tungol told DYRD “Inyong Alagad” this morning, June 21, 2016 that the local government unit (LGU) sought the assistance of the COA considering the complexities of the technical specifications of a sanitary landfill.
The LGU is now awaiting the arrival of the COA representatives who are expected to arrive in a few weeks.
As Phase lll of the project was slated to be completed on April 12, 2015, the ACSLF construction has been hounded lately by the delivery of aging and defective equipment and deficiencies in the construction of its administration building whichÂ was uncovered by the Municipal Inspectorate Team (MIT).
The MIT found that the Caterpillar Vibratory Compactor, which came all the way from the United States was “not functional and had a broken door”.
The batteries of two dump trucks were drained and damaged and “correction of deficiencies” were noted during the construction of the administration building.
The P300 million fund for the ACSLF is sourced from the Department of Tourism while the projectâ€™s implementing office is the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority (TIEZA).
Phase lll covers the construction of ground monitoring wells, leachate pipe, lifts, gas vents, aviary, fishpond and silting ponds, leachate treatment plants, and a weigh bridge.
Construction of a motorpool, training center, administration building, access road and the provision of landfill operational equipment and perimeter lighting are also included in the scope of works.
Phase lll, a key segment in the operation of the ACSLF, has a contract amount of P55.8 million and a completion period of 210 days.
Operations for the development of Phase lll, which was contracted to Lourel Development Corporation, started on September 15, 2014 and should have been completed on April 12, 2015. (Chito M. Visarra)