Cabinet delivers US$57.6M contract to China Railway

- sidelines tender board after lobby by ex-gov’t official

Cabinet has intervened to award a US$57.6 million contract for the East Coast Demerara highway project to China Railway First Group, raising concerns over political interference in the work of the National Procurement and Tender Administration Board (NPTAB).

A source told Stabroek News that government sidelined a proposal made by the NPTAB and gave instructions for an award and subsequent no-objection to the firm, based upon lobbying by a former senior member of government.

The source explained that four companies submitted bids for the project but three of them had …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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