CJIA expansion company ink contract with local producer for stones

GINA, GUYANA, Friday, May 12, 2017

During last year, it was disclosed that the China Harbour Engineering Company Limited (CHECL) executing the expansion of the Cheddi Jagan International Airport (CJIA) will be purchasing stones from Surinamese Company, Grassalco.

However, today, during a site visit and media update of the CJIA expansion project, CHECL signed a contract with local company BK International Incorporated for the supply of stones for the CJIA expansion project.

Minister of Public Infrastructure, David Patterson noted that the decision to import stones from the Surinamese company has sparked some serious protests by local companies.

Minister Patterson explained that the Ministry is currently in consultation with the Ministry of Business, and it was agreed that BK International Incorporated is the most qualified of local companies, and will be supplying 50,000 tonnes of stones for the expansion project.

CJIA is also assessing other companies, including Metallica Incorporated as an additional supplier of stones for the project.

 

By: Ranetta La Fleur

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