Contractors footing bill for ongoing CJIA, specialty hospital works – Luncheon

Works currently being undertaken at both the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri and the Specialty Hospital at Turkeyen are being done from “out of pocket monies” by the respective contractors, according to Head of the Presidential Secretariat Dr. Roger Luncheon.

Luncheon also assured that repayments would be made soon but would not go into detail as to when and how.

“Everything they have to subscribe to with their own money… All of the people who are currently not being paid for works being done and continuing to work have a reasonable expectation to be paid and we will honour that obligation,” Luncheon said.

He was at the time responding to questions about where the funding for additional works to the CJIA and the Specialty Hospital was coming from since the projects failed to win approval during the consideration of the budget estimates earlier in the year.

The parliamentary opposition has also questioned the source of the funding as works seemed to be going ahead although the allocations for the projects were rejected by them.

During this year’s consideration of the budget estimates, the opposition voted down a $1.3 billion allocation for …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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