Barring any delays, the submission and opening bids for the full span concrete bridge connecting Barangays Batinguel and Bagacay (near BIR) with a budget of P 43. 6 million will be conducted on October 22.

This was confirmed by the City Bids and Awards Committee following two pre-bid conferences participated by several construction firms to clarify matters before they ultimately decide to make the bid.

Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo said that the proposed second bridge traversing Banica River will replace the old spillway so that people can cross it even during flooding. The structure will be high and sturdy enough to keep all motorists and residents along the river banks safe.

The winning bidder must agree to the stipulation in the contract that the construction of the bridge be completed in 303 working days.

Meanwhile, mobilization in the construction of the bridge in Colon at the back of Foundation University has started with the possible removal of electric posts this week to further clear the work site.

The City Government and the administration of Barangay Taclobo along with the engineers of the project will continue to consult the affected residents to address their concerns as the works continues.