Gov’t, Fedders Lloyd sign MOU for construction of Specialty Hospital

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Minister of Finance Hon. Winston Jordan, Fedders Lloyd Country Representative Ajay Jha
Minister of Finance Hon. Winston Jordan, Fedders Lloyd Country Representative Ajay Jha

[www.inewsguyana.com] – Minister of Finance, Winston Jordan on Wednesday November 25  signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Fedders Lloyd that will see works restarting on the construction of the Specialty Hospital.

According to a press release from the Ministering Fedders Lloyd in entering this MOU with the Government will review the works already started; conclude a design of the Hospital that is acceptable to the government and commit to fully equip the facility on completion of its construction.

Fedders Lloyd also undertakes to commence work on the facility immediately following the signing of the MOU.

It was noted that work on the Specialty Hospital was halted after allegations of impropriety and fraud were leveled against the contractor who won the bid for its construction in 2012.

The site of the multi - million dollar Specialty Hospital
The site of the multi – million dollar Specialty Hospital

“The then government terminated the contract and proceeded to Court to seek remedies. The Court ruled in favour of Government and the construction of the facility came to a standstill. The future of the Line of Credit (LOC) was threatened. Following the APNU+AFC government’s accession to office, it reviewed the project and concluded that since there was no existing contract that could be enforced, it was impractical to continue to keep the LOC in its existing form, especially since it was attracting commitment fees,” the release stated.

Thereafter, governmentrequested EXIM Bank of India to cancel the LOC for the Specialty Hospital and to reallocate the balance of funds to a project to modernize three Primary Healthcare Facilities.

However, the Government of India (GOI) in its response, while indicating its no objection and support for the

Specialty Hospital Model
Specialty Hospital Model

modernization of Primary Healthcare Facilities suggested that GOG should consider salvaging the Specialty Hospital, as it will complement primary healthcare facilities in Guyana, the release noted.

“GOG having examined the merits of the proposal began searching for a willing partner to complete the Specialty Hospital using the remainder of the LOC. In the interest of time, Government approached Fedders Lloyd – one of the original bidders –to explore the possibility of them completing the project. Fedders Lloyd expressed continued interest and was prepared to complete and fully equip the facility.”

6 COMMENTS

  1. Well said james pedro. These APNU/AFC idiots can’t get their act together. Everything PPP/C that they opposed while in Oppossition they are now executing. They have nothing to offer to the people. This is definitely a PPP/C initiated project.

  2. I wonder when Rumjhatan passes on if he will take all these money with him.Every rope has an end.Did Burnham took his stolen money with him?No Rumja,so beware.

  3. Your bitterness is detected, but do note that 1) Lloyd-Fedder was one of those that tendered bids for the project, so there was no need for a re-tendering, and 2) Ramjattan was retained by Lloyd-Fedder in his capacity as a private attorney prior to becoming a cabinet minister. Lloyd-Fedder has a track record of major construction; Surendra did not, which was why it took the money and ran.

  4. This reeks to the high heavens and is one single act that vindicates the PPP on corruption accusation.
    This is simply wrong and the Granger Administration should be held accountable by the people of Guyana.
    Why didnt the government just go the whole process over?
    Why was Fedders singled out? Then again did this government nit say the hosiptal makes no sense???

  5. Well done and congratulations Mr. Ramjattan, your top friend have been given the contract to continue one of the most criminal work to continue, that is to build the speciality hospital, the same one you was against you ass, where is the transparency APNU/AFC members, when was the TENDER ADVERTISED you Blood Suckers””””
    What is this CONFLICT of INTERST ,,, or work for my CLIENT , My supporters you f***ers, Real Dogs we have to run this country??????

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