[www.inewsguyana.com] – BK International is challenging the Ministry of Public Works to support its charge that the recent damaged to the Guyana Telephone and Telegraph (GT&T) Company cable was in an area not assigned to BK by the Consultants.
The Ministry of Public Works had made the claim in a statement issued on September 17.
“While BK is not always privy to the arrangements between MPW and GT&T, BK is satisfied that the area where the pole fell and cable damaged, on Tuesday 16 September, was within an area cleared for construction works,” the Company said in a release today.
The Company added that the area where BK was working on Tuesday was Km4+580 to Km4+600, well outside the area of constraint. The GT&T fallen pole is located at Km4+595.
With this information established, BK international also calls on GT&T to withdraw its charge that BK is being “unethical” and “deliberately misrepresenting the facts.”
Managing Director of BK International, Brian Tiwarie said “the problem with this East Bank Expansion Project is that the Ministry of Public Works is not doing a good job of management and supervision and as a result the work is constantly being extended by delay after delay.”
Mr. Tiwarie added that, “… at this rate the project may extend to 2015 or beyond. As a company we continue to lose money on equipment and labour stationed on the East Bank every time there is a delay.”