December 6, 2023

Contractors with completed projects in the different parts of the city have been given until Jan. 15 to clear up all construction debris in their project sites.

The mayor said a lot of finished projects were observed to have unkempt surroundings which transgress the contractors’ obligations to maintain proper housekeeping in their project sites.

He warned those who will not comply will face appropriate charges.

The mayor at the same time called out anew contractors presently undertaking projects who neglect the upkeep and safety of their construction sites.

He said they have to maintain cleanliness and safety of their project sites and make it happen immediately or be prepared to face a cease and desist order.

The mayor reminded them to install barriers, proper signages, and to implement occupational, housekeeping and other safety requirements in their project locations.

The mayor said construction companies and their men must make conscious efforts to keep their construction sites safe and tidy for the safety of passersby, commuters, motorists and even their own workers.

“This is part of your occupational safety responsibility,” he said.

Besides, he said the negligence of some contractors reflects on the image of the city as the disorderly state of the project sites puts the city in a bad light.

He said he wants the city’s clean and orderly Baguio campaign made more vigorous starting this new year when he said the city will aim to go all out in its economic recovery efforts. – Aileen P. Refuerzo