British contractor suspended over Iloilo flyover project
By David Israel Sinay
Last updated 04:20pm (Mla time) 10/10/2007
ILOILO CITY, Philippines — The Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) has suspended the British contractor of a flyover project in Iloilo City due to alleged discrepancies in some portions of the project, its central office has said.
The DPWH reached the decision after it found out that the contractor for the P400-million project, Mabey and Johnson Ltd., failed to comply with the project’s specifications, including the required strength of reinforced bars of the piers, said Rolando Asis, DPWH regional director.
The piers hold the columns supporting the flyover structure.
Asis said that the contractor failed to meet the requirement of the flyover’s tensile strength and yielding point of “Grade 60.”
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