Corrupt contractor ordered to redo SR160m project
RIYADH: A contractor who duped the government while undertaking a SR160 million bridge project has been ordered by the National Anti- Corruption Commission (Nazaha) to redo the project.
Nazaha found out that the Transport Ministry contractor made trestles for rainwater dispersal instead of a bridge on the Abha-Nammas dual road in the Asir region.
A probe, covering the contractor and other officials, is underway to fix responsibility in the case in preparation for its referral to investigation authorities.
Nazaha received a report on the irregularities concerning nonapplication of contractual specifications and standards, said Nazaha spokesman Abdulrahman bin Ahmed Al-Ajlan.
The anti-graft body asked the ministry to look into the matter and spell out penalties for those responsible, said Al-Ajlan.
Nazaha received the results of the investigation that showed what the contractor had done was not approved by the ministry.