COA: China firm got Kaliwa project though lacking requirements

MANILA, Philippines -- The Commission on Audit (COA) has flagged the awarding of the New Centennial Water Source - Kaliwa Dam Project (NCWS-KDP) to a Chinese firm that supposedly skipped several requirements. In an audit observation memorandum dated June 10 but released only on Sunday, July 18, COA said the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) Technical Working Group confirmed the shortlist of three Chinese contractors even if all lacked prequalification requirements. According to a COA table, the date of completion for past projects by the firms, including China Energy Engineering Co. (CEEC) Ltd. --- the winning contractor --- was not specified, which was contrary to...

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