NEARLY two months after an accident forced work on the Casa Mira Towers to be stopped, Cebu Landmasters Inc. chairman Jose Soberano III assured that ground works for the project have resumed.

Soberano, interviewed Friday, said the work stoppage order on Casa Mira Towers in Barangay Labangon was lifted three weeks ago.

An order to stop work was issued after a portion of a retaining wall collapsed last Aug. 31, causing the death of a 22-year-old welder.

The accident took place while the welder was trying to reinforce the sheet piles serving as a retaining wall, said the project contractor, JE Abraham Lee Construction and Development Inc.

“We’re back to normal, permits and all from City Hall,” Soberano said.

Cebu Landmasters, he added, has also not experienced any withdrawals on condominium reservations.

“Although it is the contractor’s obligation, this is the first time that happened to us…I’m just happy because there’s still that confidence,” Soberano added.

At this point, the official said the most important thing is to make sure that the accident will not happen again.

Casa Mira Towers will house 686 condominium units in 16-storey and 18-storey buildings and is expected for completion in the fourth quarter of 2018.

In another development, Soberano said Cebu Landmasters is expanding to Iloilo and Dumaguete soon.

The developer has also opened up about the company’s interest to conduct an initial public offering (IPO), tapping BDO Capital and Investments Corp. as its underwriter for the maiden share sale.

JEANDIE O. GALOLO | Sun Star Cebu | October 19, 2016

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