The NRLP that required the installation of 44, 70 and 140 wattage luminaires, was implemented from 2014 to 2016.
To address the issues raised by COA, the audit agency urged the body that will take over the project as a result of the RB's abolition, to "implement a strong monitoring and supervision system" to guarantee full implementation of the NRLP and avoid delays in the delivery of required outputs.
Meanwhile, the report said that the NRLP
packages 6 to 10 implemented by the Road Board with the Department of Public Works and Highways for a total budget of P3.549 billion has not fully achieved its objective of providing modern lighting for the country's national roads due to 'poor planning, inadequate guidelines, and insufficient monitoring and supervision schemes employed.'
Public Works Secretary Mark Villar said he would check with the RBS regarding the COA report on the alleged mismanagement of billions of pesos for the NRLP.
In principle, the NRLP project launched in 2012 had good intentions as it sought to set a new standard for safety and sustainability in the lighting of national roads by using LED lights, a technology that provides an alternative to traditional street lighting at 50 percent less electricity consumption.
The ash of the Pichincha volcano induces an inflammatory response in the murine lung by activating the inflammasome NRLP
3 complex that can precipitate cellular pyrolysis and compromise the health of the animals exposed to this agent evidenced in the change in body weight and mortality.
would also assist in the management of various programmes as well as schemes under National Rural Livelihood Mission (NRLM), by shifting the focus of expenditure-based allocation, to provide quality technical assistance and result- based financing.