Baguio to bid out pool heater

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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

AS BAGUIO City braces for the renovation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl, the swimming pool will also see an improvement.

City Sports Coordinator Gaudencio Gonzales said the city is eyeing a possible bidding for the heating system in the swimming pool, which conked out years ago.

"The city is thinking of bidding the project, but for now we are still working on slight revisions to our earlier proposal," Gonzales said.


Gaudencio added the public bidding will also help provide a better option on what kind of technology will be used in replacing the machine.

"Siyempre kapag mas marami ang nag-bid and mag-susubmit ng proposals nila mas marami tayong choices so mas makakakuha tayo ng idea on which one is better," Gonzales added.

He added the city is yet to decide whether to use electric, LPG, or solar powered heating technology.

Earlier in February, the City Council approved the P8 million budget to be used in purchasing the heater for the city' swimming pool.

Gonzales said the city is also looking at the possibility of looking for contractors who will buy back the heater to help augment the fund for the purchase of the new heating system.

"Maganda sana kung bibilhin na rin ng contractor yung kakalasin nilang nasirang heating system, parehas rin naman kasi since kung hindi man i-aauction rin iyon ng city," Gonzales quipped.

Together with the P8 million water heater replacement budget, the city council already approved another P9.8 million budget for sports maintenance and activities for 2014.

Out of the other P9.8 sports budget for 2014, P6.8 is allotted for national and regional events, P2.5 for cash incentives, and P500,000 for financial assistance.

Meanwhile, the city also expects the speedy approval from the Department of Budget and Management to start the first phase of the rehabilitation of the Baguio Athletic Bowl in time for the city's hosting of the 2015 Cordillera Administrative Region Athletic Association.

Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on May 07, 2014.


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