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Guyana to probe China Harbour deal

Published:Wednesday | June 20, 2012 | 12:00 AM
The Palisadoes Road shoreline project in eastern Kingston is being undertaken by China Harbour Engineering Company. - File

Legislators in Guyana will soon hold hearings on whether one of China's largest state companies should be allowed to renovate the country's main airport following allegations of corruption.

The announcement comes after Jamaica's officials recently alerted Caribbean nations that the World Bank had barred the parent company of China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) from bidding on certain bank-funded projects from 2009 to 2017.

Officials with CHEC issued a statement saying that the company itself has not been sanctioned by the World Bank.

Guyana House Speaker Raphael Trotman said last week that Parliament's economic services committee will decide whether the company should proceed with the US$138 million renovation at Cheddi Jagan Airport.

- AP