Rehab contract to be awarded for problem-riddled High St building

The Guyana Geology and Mines Commission (GGMC) yesterday invited bids for the rehabilitation of the $600M edifice on Princes and High streets which was built for the government in 2008 but never occupied because of a series of construction-related problems.

The advertisement in the Sunday Stabroek did not indicate the value of the rehabilitation contract but will raise questions about the quality of the state’s supervision of the original contract and why taxpayers’ money has to be funnelled into rehabilitating what was supposed to be a brand new building.

Work on the 65,000-square ft facility began in 2008, and was initially intended to house the Ministry of Labour, whose offices were scattered throughout the city. According to a former worker, the building was more than 70% completed when …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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