Contractors in EDSA reblocking to be fined: MMDA

Posted at 04/23/14 4:42 PM

MANILA - The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) will impose fines against the contractors tapped by the Department of Public Works and Highways (DPWH) for the reblocking of parts of EDSA after they failed to finish the project.

According to MMDA Chairman Francis Tolentino, AKH Contractor and Jargon Builders have to pay P25,000 fine.

The MMDA has also asked the contractors to explain why they failed to meet the schedule.

The agency added that it will not allow road reblockings to continue this weekend, with Iglesia ni Cristo having an event in Pasay City this Saturday.

DPWH plans to continue the repair of 2,000 square meters of road in some parts of Mandaluyong and Quezon City this weekend.

The MMDA added that it may allow road reblocking to resume after U.S. President Barack Obama's state visit next week, but this will still be studied as there are other events that may be affected by the reblocking projects. -- report from Dennis Datu, dzMM