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Massive JDIP overrun

Published:Wednesday | September 17, 2014 | 5:27 PM

Daraine Luton, Senior Staff Reporter

KINGSTON, Jamaica:

Seven sub contractors engaged by China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) have submitted claims totaling approximately US$4 million in overruns under the Jamaica Development infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

The claims regarding fluctuations are in addition to a little more than US$20 million for overruns under the road project.

Davies, who was responding to questions tabled by former minister Mike Henry, said the sub contractors have written to the Contractor General advising him of the matter.

He also said the subcontractors have written to CHEC to request the non release of the National Works Agency (NWA) from its obligations under the contract.

However, Davies said he is not aware of any adverse effect on the NWA or the government as CHEC has not demonstrated any reason that would preclude the release of their performance certificate when it becomes due at the end of next month.

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