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WALE PROBES $20M ROAD PROJECTS FOR PG 2023

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LEADER of Opposition Hon Matthew Wale has probed more than SBD $20M for road maintenance construction ahead of the Pacific Games in Honiara.

As the Games countdown continues, the deteriorating state of roads especially around Honiara city and westwards and the feeder roads are at its worse state.

The Opposition Office has cited documents revealing that road contracts amounting to SBD $20,130,451 were allocated for 23 contracts to companies for road maintenance, drainage, concrete footpaths and line markings from West Honiara to Red Beach Road.

According to the documents, it also includes selected unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, sealed feeder roads in West/Central Honiara, Lio Creek unsealed road and specific & routine maintenance of selected sealed feeder roads of East/Central Honiara (Vura, Naha, Kola Ridge roads).

The Opposition Leader said he is concerned that some of the companies that were given contracts were deregistered, some registered not as road construction companies whilst some are ghost companies according to the Company Haus.

“I am concerned how some of these companies have managed to go through the selection process and the CTB in awarding these contracts,” he said.

Hon Wale said whilst most of these contracts were for road maintenance for the Games, it raises a lot of questions on the quality of work in and around Honiara.

“Whilst millions of dollars are allocated for these projects, the Honiara central business precinct is shamefully full of potholes, the west Honiara road is at its worse state and the feeder roads identified have not been fixed,” he said.

The Opposition Leader said it has been alleged that there is collusion between some contractors and ministry insiders on the allocation of contracts.

He said if this is true, it is a disgrace that some people within the ministry are reportedly working with some contractors in trying to milk public funds at the expense of the public.

Hon Wale said the Ministry of Infrastructure & Development must come clean and explain the nature of work of each company and their background on road maintenance construction.

Here are the names and amounts allocated for contracts:

  1. Ropiko Enterprise Ltd unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 1 of CTB C27/23, MID ($551, 170).

  2. TR Group Company unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 2 of CTB C27/23, MID ($365,140).

  3. SINBAD Construction unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 4 of CTB C27/23, MID ($546,662).

  4. JIEME Construction unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 5 of CTB C27/23, MID ($502,770.20).

  5. Nelson Bro Construction unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 6 of CTB C27/23, MID ($492,320).

  6. Ropiko Enterprise Ltd unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 7 of CTB C27/23, MID ($447, 450).

  7. Ropiko Enterprise Ltd unsealed feeder roads in East Honiara, Lot 8 of CTB C27/23, MID ($298, 840).

  8. Midwest Company unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 1 of CTB C28/23, MID ($332,920).

  9. BHB General Works unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 2 of CTB C28/23, MID ($751, 500).

  10. Tadiki Holdings unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 3 of CTB C28/23, MID ($365, 820).

  11. CAPITOL Construction unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 4 of CTB C28/23, MID ($369, 700).

  12. LOKOL Logistic Service unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 5 of CTB C28/23, MID ($401, 600).

  13. Build Solomons unsealed feeder roads in West Honiara, Lot 6 of CTB C28/23, MID ($343, 490).

  14. XIAO’s Construction Ltd sealed feeder roads in West/Central Honiara, Lot 1 of CTB C29/23, MID ($358,130).

  15. XIAO’s Construction Ltd sealed feeder roads in West/Central Honiara, Lot 2 of CTB C29/23, MID ($380, 400).

  16. XIAO’s Construction Ltd sealed feeder roads in West/Central Honiara, Lot 3 of CTB C29/23, MID ($588, 400).

  17. Day-Break Civil Construction Lio Creek unsealed road, CTB C30/23, MID ($1,666,880).

  18. NITER Civil Construction Honiara Highways drainage maintenance contract, Lot 1 from Henderson Domestic to Ranadi Roundabout, CTB C31/23, MID ($2, 253, 376).

  19. Sustainable Resources Management Ltd periodic and routine maintenance of Red Beach Road, CTB C40/23, MID ( $958, 236).

  20. AP&S Plant Hire periodic and routine maintenance of Bloody Ridge Road, CTB C41/23, MID ( $1,388,071.20).

  21. EMCO Pacific (SI) Ltd for specific & routine maintenance of selected sealed feeder roads of East/Central Honiara (Vura, Naha, Kola Ridge roads) 5.51km, CTB C42/23, MID ($4,935,170.50).

  22. Ultimate Enterprise for reinstatement of selected concrete footpaths on JICA Phase 2 overlay sections, CTB C43/23, MID ($1,241,152.50).

  23. Ultimate Enterprise for line marking to JICA Phase 1 main sealed road upgrade from HCC roundabout to MFMR at fishing village, CTB C25/23, MID ($591,254).

 

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