MMDA looks into P3.1 billion incomplete projects

Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority will investigate the findings of the Commission on Audit (COA), which reported that the MMDA failed to complete P3.164 billion worth of traffic and flood control infrastructure projects.

In a statement sent to The STAR yesterday, MMDA Chairman Benhur Abalos said he would summon those involved in the projects mentioned in COA’s 2020 report.

“The matter (would be) thoroughly investigated,” he said.

Abalos said that when he took over as MMDA chairman in January, he “mandated contractors to speed up completion of works and projects.”

The COA, in its 2020 audit report, said only 27 projects of the 94 programmed flood control projects worth a total of P1.072 billion were completed while 67 projects worth P835.244 million were still unfinished, the COA said.

State auditors also reported that 41 more flood control projects worth P444.21 million and P1.88 billion in traffic projects were not completed.

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