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Red flags over Amaila Falls Hydro project and China Railway First Group

Red flags over Amaila and China First Railway are catalysts for a change in govt.

February 28, 2015 | By |Letter by Emile Mervin
Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Amaila Falls Hydro Dam

Your Friday, February 27 lead article, “Controversial Amaila Falls hydro…Govt. stands behind Chinese contractor – says IDB has safeguards,” should be the catalyst for voters to send the PPP packing May 11.

I have not known of any project that has captured, with growing consternation, the attention of a nation because of its sheer enormity in size and price, yet not many are convinced it will benefit the nation.

It seems as though this project is about the PPP being determined to score political points, perhaps lining some politicians’ pockets, and not about the people of Guyana, despite pleas and concerns by others for a delay in pursuit of the project to ensure it has been thoroughly reviewed by important stakeholders.   Continue reading

Govt pulls plug on Amaila Falls Road Contract

Govt pulls plug on Amaila Falls Road Contract


Fip Motilall to pay US$120,000 per day in liquidated damages,  Govt seizes all equipment

Government yesterday announced the cancellation of the US$15.4 million Amaila Falls Hydro Project contract it signed with Synergy Holdings Inc, headed by Makeshwar Fip Motilall.
The announcement came from Minister Robeson Benn at his Kingston office. After three deadline extensions Synergy Holdings had completed a mere 40 per cent of the works as of December 2011.

Ministry of Public Works Robeson Benn at the press conference yesterday – January 12, 2012.

One of the many reasons given for the project cancellation which was handed to Makeshwar Fip Motilall in March 2010, under the Bharrat Jagdeo Government, was the repeated urgings by Government and interventions from the Project Engineer and the Consulting Firm to have the project completed.    read more

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Also read update – January 16, 2012 – (click headline below)

No political consideration in terminating Fip’s contract – Gov’t

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