Public Infrastructure : Sino Hydro Delays in Fulfilling Its Commitments
23 August 2013 - Défi Media Group
The road infrastructure work entrusted by the government to the Chinese company Sino Hydro Ltd. lagging behind. The contract for five major projects has been allocated to the company for an amount of Rs 1.5 billion. The Ministry of Public Infrastructure, however, has not yet paid his bill. He still has some Rs 500 million to pay.
According to a document submitted to the National Assembly by the Minister of Public Infrastructure Anil Bachoo Monday, following a question by Opposition Member CEHL Meeah, June 28, it appears that the company Sino Hydro has not been able to meet the deadline originally agreed.
These are the rehabilitation of up to Quartier-Militaire who accused the largest delay. The project at a cost of Rs 926 million, was to be finalized March 8, 2013. Finally, work on the B6 road will be completed on 25 October 2013.The widening of the M1 National, the Colville Deverell Bridge to Grewals also experiencing significant delays. He had initially been concluded that the project should be completed by July 19, but the Chinese company has indicated that it will eventually work on October 31. The project cost is estimated at Rs 257 million. In this case, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure paid only RS136 million to the company.
The rehabilitation of the road to Savannah and Beau-Climat lags two months. It was not until August 26 that the project will be finalized when he was, at first, decided that this project should be completed by June 1. The cost is estimated at Rs 85 million. The government has disbursed only Rs 36 million at this point.
The last two projects also lagging behind: the rehabilitation works at Riche-Terre and Quatre-Bornes estimated at Rs 89 million and Rs 83 million respectively. The company Sino Hydro will be able to complete this work on September 12, while the original deadline was June 22.