THE contractor of the phase 4 project of Cebu City Medical Center (CCMC) is just waiting for the final termination letter from the Cebu City Government before they could rescind the P907 million contract with the city.

Lawyer Collin Rosell, Mayor Michael Rama’s secretary, said they would inform the M.E. Sicat Construction Inc. once they already completed the requirements needed for the mutual termination so Rama and M.E. president Engr. Michael Sicat can sign the termination agreement and so that they can already proceed with the P907 million project involving the construction of seventh to tenth floors of CCMC.

Rosell said they are following the due process stipulated under Republic Act 9184 or Government Procurement and Reform Act in preparing the necessary documents.

The construction company reportedly sent a letter to Rama on November 15, 2022, requesting for a mutual termination letter.

Rama had earlier announced that he will terminate the contract of M.E. Sicat Construction as he could no longer bear the delay in the completion of the public hospital, whose construction was started in 2015 during his second term as mayor.

Rama said he does not understand why the project is not yet finished after seven years, considering enough funds had been allocated for its construction.

As a result, he said, the City has failed to provide basic services. (PAC, TPT)