The workplan for the estimated $433M Leguan Stelling is under review following the contractor, S. Maraj Contracting Services’ lack of performance said the Public Works Ministry.
Following a meeting today with Leguan residents, Minister Bishop Juan Edghill expressed concern over the noncompletion of the project.
This is the minister’s fourth visit to the island since assuming office in August last year. It was prompted by representation made by a delegation from the island to President, Dr. Irfaan Ali.
Edghill, after listening to residents’ complaints over the sloth of the project, gave his assurance that their grievances will be addressed.
Additionally, the residents also raised concerns over the Project Engineer supervising the construction of the stelling amongst other things.
The minister was informed by the Project Engineer, Obrey Walcott that the contractor has not been on the project site for almost a week.
Edghill then announced that a final decision will be made at his office tomorrow morning concerning the revised work plan of the contractor, since the project should have been completed approximately two years ago.
The Chairman of the Board of Directors of Transport and Harbours Department, Rosalinda assured the residents that she and the other Directors will revisit the revised scope of work so as to get the work completed in the shortest possible of time.
Guyana Standard understands that the workplan has seen several revisions in the last two years. Public Relations Officer (PRO), Krest Cummings confirmed to this publication, that the cost of the project is somewhere in the vicinity of $433M.