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Amendment of law on lab testing of construction materials eyed

THE City Council committee on ways & means chaired by Councilor George S. Goking favorably acted on the endorsement of City Mayor Oscar S. Moreno requesting the amendment of Ordinance No. 3747-93.

The ordinance imposes fees and charges for laboratory testing of construction works and materials upon contractors of the city and/or national projects under the supervision of the City Engineering and Public Works and of private constructions subject for inspection as provided for under PD 1096, otherwise known as the National Building Code of the Philippines.

During the meeting, the committee agreed to adopt the increase of testing rates consistent with Department of Public works and Highways (DPWH) Department Order No. 69 series of 2015 and to recognize the receipt, fees and charges to accrue and be accounted under the General Fund.

Councilor Goking said it is high time to amend the ordinance considering that it was enacted more than 30 years ago.

Concerned departments also favorably endorsed the amendment and updating of the ordinance for the city to earn revenues that can be used to build modern facilities and testing laboratories to cope up with the present standards. ( SP/APDelgra)

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