Pres. Duterte to Review Delayed Public Works Projects Remained Unfinished for Years

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The tough-talking President of the Philippines, Pres. Rody Duterte wants to review of delayed government projects particularly those important public works remained unfinished for years. He ensured the Filipino people that he will talk with concerned Cabinet members about the said delay.

During the inauguration of the CNS/ATM Systems of CAAP, Pres. Duterte was quoted as saying “So I will review with the Cabinet this one. All public works projects, which have been delayed for years, you get out immediately and I can maybe look for the money,” President Duterte said in a speech in Pasay City.

The President added further that “We’re doing good in the field of taxation. I’m sure Tugade and Dominguez can look for the money. Umalis kayo diyan, ‘yung lahat ng butas, ‘yung may manhole diyan,” the President said.

The very first local chief executive from Mindanao who won the presidency in an overwhelming majority votes noted that highways in the country are clogged with unfinished products and that accidents multiply because of the sheer negligence also of the people handling the project.

Pres. Duterte reiterated his concerned of the delayed project as he stated that “This insanity must stop,” he said.

Watch Pres. Duterte’s Speech During the Inauguration of CAAP’s New System:

The former Mayor of Davao City also stated that everyday a certain contract is bidded out, it’s always tainted with corruption, 90 percent,” noting that it his hard to find transaction that’s “almost clean.” To address the issue, the President said he would propose to do the turnkey phases.

“We will come up with the specifications, the projected cost and everything — just like the Swiss challenge,” Duterte explained.

“We will present it to you. I’ll give you 10 percent for mobilization. But you must be a company with a track record. You must have the equipment. And I will not allow subcontracts, which means to say that those who — a few people that have also improved their lives maybe have reached the middle-income state because of that,” he said.

During the President’s speech he also warned local officials who are sitting on their job, he don’t want to threaten the officials but they need to do their duty or else he can always suspend or dismiss them if proven guilty of negligence.

Source: PNA

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