Defects to sections of $393.9M rehabilitated EBB road to be corrected

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The review meeting at the Ministry with the Hon. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and the Technical staff from the Works Services Group
The review meeting at the Ministry with the Hon. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and the Technical staff from the Works Services Group
The review meeting at the Ministry with the Hon. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and the Technical staff from the Works Services Group

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Contractor of the East Bank Berbice (EBB) road, H. Nauth and Sons, has committed to correcting all defective works to 12 kilometers road before officially handing over the project to the Ministry of Public Infrastructure (MPI).

A release from the Ministry noted that the contracting company was hired to resurface 12 kilometers of the road between Everton and Mara.

“At the review meeting held on September 2, 2015 at the Ministry with the Hon. David Patterson, Minister of Public Infrastructure and the Technical staff from the Works Services Group, Jerry Loochan, General Manager of H. Nauth and Sons informed the Minister that remedial works will commence September 9, 2015,” the release noted.

According to the release, inspection done on August 26 by the Ministry’s Internal Auditors found that sections of the road have finish surface that did not meet the specifications; debris was visible in wearing course, which results is holes emerging on the road surface.DSCN9330

Also noticeable was the vegetation growing through the road and airline cracks which clearly indicates that the base material still has vegetable soil.

Furthermore, the compaction test of the thoroughfare will be re-evaluated by the Ministry’s laboratory. H. Nauth Company will be executing some independent density test as well.

To this end, a technical team from the Ministry will accompany the Contractor to inspect all defects with the aim of conducting a detailed assessment of the corrective works needed to bring the project within the specifications and standard as per contract.

The road project cost GY $393.9M. Work commenced in November 2014 and was completed in June 2015.

 

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