‘Probe on-road works of drainage boxes’

ILOILO City Councilor Joshua Alim has asked City Engineer Roberto Divinagracia to investigate the ongoing fabrication of concrete box culverts at Jalandoni Street, City Proper.

“The fabrication is being done at the busy street occupying one lane of the road and it poses danger to the students of University of San Agustin and the public in general,” Alim told Divinagracia in a letter dated March 20, 2017.

Alim said a portion of the road had been closed for a month already.

“Since it is a public road, it is your office that can immediately act on the matter,” Alim said.

He asked Divinagracia to order the removal of the obstruction “before accident or any untoward incident may happen.”

The construction in front of USA campus is the initial phase of the P100-million comprehensive drainage project of the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH).

Before the construction started, the DPWH said the drainage concrete boxes will be pre-fabricated and will be transferred to the area before the diggings start.

But it turned out the concrete culverts are being fabricated at the project site.

Earlier, Councilor R Leone Gerochi, SP committee on public works chairperson, noted the same observation.

The Daily Guardian reached out to Divinagracia but he is not available as of press time.

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