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GUYANA: President Ali to investigate the US$150M decade-long CJIA renovation scandal…

I will not accept this project …President Ali tells Chinese contractor, other stakeholders

Years of anger over the ongoing US$150M-plus expansion at the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri, culminated yesterday with an angry President Irfaan Ali making it clear that Guyana will not be accepting the project as is.

President Irfaan Ali with Chinese ambassador to Guyana, Cui Jianchun.

During a meeting and tour of the project, the president also vowed an investigation will be coming and that it is unacceptable that a fixed-price project could be so drastically reduced in scope.


Guyana: Airport Expansion: Quality checks delay CJIA handover

Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA)

The Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) project is on its way to be finally handed over. According to Minister within the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MOPI), Jaipaul Sharma, the project is 93% completed and is expected to be handed over to the airport authorities by the first quarter of this year.

The sod was turned for the airport in early 2013 but the US$150M project has been dogged by one problem after the next. It was first scheduled to be handed over in late 2015.
The completion date has been pushed back several times since then.          Continue reading

Minister David Patterson welcomes public probe of US$150M CJIA renovation

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson, is open to an investigation into the spending for the US$150M Timehri airport project.

The official in response to statements of former Public Works Minister, Robeson Benn, who urged Tuesday for a public probe into the circumstances which saw the project substantially modified, said that debate ongoing is healthy for Guyana.

The building at the right is the new arrivals area, built next to the old terminal.

“Finally, (Benn’s) call for an investigation is most welcome. In fact, the reason we are having this open debate on this project, is based on my belief that public procurement is exactly that – public.

“Gone are the days when the cry for “an investigation” sends shivers down the backs of public officials – we are in a more enlightened and informed age. Better has come,” Patterson said yesterday in a statement on his Facebook page.          Continue reading

Guyana: China Harbour faces US$600,000 fine for delayed CJIA Airport expansion

An artist’s Plan of the expanded Airport.

China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) will by the end of January, 2019 be fined more than U$200,0000 or US$7,000 per day for missing the 31st December, 2018 firm deadline to complete the US$150 million Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) expansion project, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson said Monday.

Ruling out an extension of the deadline, Patterson said the company would be charged the daily fine until the project is finished “We are not granting any extensions after December 31st 2018. In our opinion we believe that the contractor did not have adequate resources to ensure that he met his contractual obligation,” he told reporters at the project site.

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Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre US$100M expansion project commences

Pegasus Hotel Expansion

Works on the Pegasus Suites and Corporate Centre have now commenced next to the current Pegasus Hotel.

Privately-owned Pegasus Hotel, looking to capitalize on the emerging oil and gas sector, has unveiled an ambitious US$100M expansion project, including a 15-storey tower and state-of-the-art convention centre.
On March 8, 2018, the sod was turned in the hotel’s adjoining property near the tennis court with Chairman, Robert Badal, hailing the investment as the city’s largest investment.
The contract has been awarded to China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), the same company that is in charge of the US$150M airport expansion at Timehri and the MovieTowne project at Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara. Continue reading

Pegasus unveils 15-storey tower in US$100M expansion- Badal urges tax, fiscal incentive reforms

Pegasus unveils 15-storey tower in US$100M expansion

Yesterday morning (March 8, 2018), the sod was turned in the hotel’s adjoining property near the tennis court with Chairman, Robert Badal, hailing the investment as the city’s largest investment.    Continue reading

Guyana: More stories on corruption and bad governance

Guyana: More stories on corruption and bad governance 

CJIA expansion project to go ahead

CJIA expansion project to go ahead

Thursday, 25 June 2015 06:51 –  Written by 

An artist's impression of the expanded CJIA.

An artist’s impression of the expanded CJIA.

.The Guyana government has signaled that it would be going ahead with the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), although much more funds are needed to complete the project to international standards.

“It is a clear intention that the relationship with Government will continue and the project will not suffer because of lagging projects (with the previous government),” Minister of State in the Office of the President, Joseph Harmon was quoted as saying by the Government Information Agency (GINA).  Continue reading

Guyana: Airport runway extension has begun – CJIAC

Airport runway extension has begun – CJIAC


Works Minister Robeson Benn (second from right) touring the site. (CJIAC photo)

Works Minister Robeson Benn (second from right) touring the site. (CJIAC photo)

The extension of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA), Timehri runway has “begun in earnest” with the contracting firm – China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) – tackling a trial section in the Timehri North area, according to a press release this evening from the CJIA Corporation.

It said that the project commenced two weeks ago. The commencement has come despite claims by the Ministry of Works that this project was going to be hampered by cuts that were made by the opposition to its 2013 budget. Continue reading

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