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.

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