Govt. signs secret deal to expand CJIA

Govt. signs secret deal to expand CJIA
NOVEMBER 19, 2011 | BY KNEWS | FILED UNDER NEWS
… Upset Chinese contractor revealed info
An unspecified deal for which a Chinese bank is putting US$138 million (G$27.6 billion) has been signed to expand the country’s lone international airport, but the Guyana Government has not said a word of the deal.
Yesterday, a spokesperson for the Chinese company, China Harbour Engineering Company said that the Guyana Government is annoyed that the company has gone ahead and announced the signing of the project. It has since moved to block the company from releasing any further information.
CHEC announced on its website that it had signed a contractual agreement with the Guyana Government to be the official contractors on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion. The company said that the project will be funded by the China Exim Bank to the tune of US$138 million.
According to the company, the agreement signed will see the construction of a modern terminal building and the extension of the runway by 1,066 meters to reach a total of 3,336 meters.

CHEC Regional Director Zhongdong Tang
The company’s Regional Director, Zhongdong Tang, and his team said they are enthused about this new project, which now makes Guyana the seventh country in the Latin American region in which the company will be making significant developmental impact.
“China Harbour is eager to get started on this project in Guyana. We are capable and prepared to help with the development of the country,” Mr. Tang said.
“We are dedicated to render hard work and the best of our engineering skills to the projects we have agreed to execute while passing on our knowledge of engineering to the people of these countries,” he continued.
Public Relations Officer of CHEC in Jamaica, Jennifer Harmon, said that she was asked by her company not to reveal any more information about the project and that in fact her decision to reveal the signing to the Jamaica Observer was ill-advised.
She said that the Guyana Government would release any information to media here.
As such, Harmon said she could not share any information or photographs of the signing with Kaieteur News.
Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh, did not return calls by this newspaper for clarification on the matter.
The project was not opened to bidding. No such advertisement was placed on the government’s procurement website under the Ministry of Public Works through which the airport is administered.
Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, could not be reached for comment.
The Jamaica Observer reported that the Guyana project would be CHEC’s fourth major project in the Caribbean since it set up shop in Jamaica last year.
The newspaper said that the company had secured projects in Cayman, Mexico and the Bahamas since September.
The Chinese firm established its regional headquarters in Jamaica last year April after signing an agreement with the Jamaican Government in 2009 to be the general contractor under the Ministry of Transport and Works and the National Works Agency for two main projects — the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Works and the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).
The JDIP is a five-year, US$400 million island-wide public works programme funded by a loan of US$340 million secured by the Road Maintenance Fund from China Exim Bank at an interest rate of three per cent to be repaid over 20 years.
CHEC regards itself as a world-renowned international contractor that is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC).
It has 40 overseas branches and offices with business activities covering more than 70 countries and areas.
The company is currently employing over 7,000 domestic and international staff to undertake 10 billion USD worth of projects.
Founded in 1980, China Harbour operated as a group company before its merger with China Road and Bridge to create CCCC in 2005. CHEC is now the major international operating division of CCCC group which was ranked 21st among the Global 500 Companies in 2011 and the 11th in 225 Top International Contractors (ENR) , equivalent 1st among all Chinese international contractors.
In August, speaking with Caribbean Business Report, Regional Director of CHEC, Zhongdong Tang, said that the company had a team in Guyana, among other countries, “looking for opportunities.”
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Secret deal my foot. Here's the truth:

The Government of Guyana has announced that it is embarking on a major project to expand the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. To this end, Cabinet has approved a US$138M design and construction contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
The project, which was first announced several months ago, is expected to include an extension of the runway to a total of 10,800 feet to accommodate large transatlantic aircrafts such as the Boeing 747, along with construction of a new terminal building, acquisition of eight boarding bridges, and installation of other state-of-the-art equipment such as elevators, escalators, and x-ray scanners using three-dimensional technology, along with flight information and security monitoring systems.
Once completed, the project would ensure that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport is able to meet the needs of projected traffic for several years into the future, along with becoming a hub for regional and continental traffic.
The expanded facilities at the airport are also expected to generate a wide range of economic activities, and create business and employment opportunities for thousands of persons both in the construction and operation phases of the airport.
CHEC was established in 2005 following a merger between China Harbour Engineering Company Group (founded in 1980) and China Road and Bridge Corporation. It is one of the largest Chinese state-owned enterprises engaged in foreign trade. The company has branches in 20 countries and has conducted business activities in six continents.
CHEC is currently constructing a new terminal and runway in Sri Lanka, having already undertaken works at the Macao International Airport and the Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong.
In the region, CHEC has its head office in Jamaica, where they are currently undertaking infrastructure development work to the tune of US$460M. They also have secured contracts to the tune of US$212M and US$40M for infrastructure works in Mexico and the Bahamas respectively.
It is anticipated that the project will be funded by concessional financing secured from a Chinese financial institution. Construction will commence early next year, and is expected to take a total of 32 months. This project represents the latest installment in government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape of the country, including a four-lane highway to Timehri, which is already under construction.(GINA)
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Originally posted by Bookman:
Secret deal my foot. Here's the truth:

The Government of Guyana has announced that it is embarking on a major project to expand the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. To this end, Cabinet has approved a US$138M design and construction contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
The project, which was first announced several months ago, is expected to include an extension of the runway to a total of 10,800 feet to accommodate large transatlantic aircrafts such as the Boeing 747, along with construction of a new terminal building, acquisition of eight boarding bridges, and installation of other state-of-the-art equipment such as elevators, escalators, and x-ray scanners using three-dimensional technology, along with flight information and security monitoring systems.
Once completed, the project would ensure that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport is able to meet the needs of projected traffic for several years into the future, along with becoming a hub for regional and continental traffic.
The expanded facilities at the airport are also expected to generate a wide range of economic activities, and create business and employment opportunities for thousands of persons both in the construction and operation phases of the airport.
CHEC was established in 2005 following a merger between China Harbour Engineering Company Group (founded in 1980) and China Road and Bridge Corporation. It is one of the largest Chinese state-owned enterprises engaged in foreign trade. The company has branches in 20 countries and has conducted business activities in six continents.
CHEC is currently constructing a new terminal and runway in Sri Lanka, having already undertaken works at the Macao International Airport and the Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong.
In the region, CHEC has its head office in Jamaica, where they are currently undertaking infrastructure development work to the tune of US$460M. They also have secured contracts to the tune of US$212M and US$40M for infrastructure works in Mexico and the Bahamas respectively.
It is anticipated that the project will be funded by concessional financing secured from a Chinese financial institution. Construction will commence early next year, and is expected to take a total of 32 months. This project represents the latest installment in government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape of the country, including a four-lane highway to Timehri, which is already under construction.(GINA)


Bookman

Please post link of announcement allegedly made several months ago. I challenge you.
You may also wish to know that I have serious doubts related to your integrity.
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Originally posted by Bookman:
The project, which was first announced several months ago . . .

Instead of regurgitating GINA releases whole on GNI like a trained parrot, why don't you marshall some FACTS for your rebuttal and help us understand what "announced" means in the context of above board/transparent procurement in da tiefman's paradise that is Guyana today??!
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Originally posted by redux:
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Originally posted by Bookman:
The project, which was first announced several months ago . . .

Instead of regurgitating GINA releases whole on GNI like a trained parrot, why don't you marshall some FACTS for your rebuttal and help us understand what "announced" means in the context of above board/transparent procurement in da tiefman's paradise that is Guyana today??!


The world is in a financial mess and the Guyana Governmnet still finds money to continue Building the country. Since the announcement of the General election, the PPP has been building and anouncing new conracts.
Hospitals and Airport extention, School improvements, Agricultural upliftment. etc.

Why don't you stop beating up yourself.
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Originally posted by redux:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
Why don't you stop beating up yourself.

I much prefer beating the tarass out of U.

You can;t do that even if you want to. You are too much of a ***** to even try. Keep harassing the PPP. Thatb is your MO.
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Originally posted by Nehru:
Bhai Rama, THREE WORDS: SHAMELESS POLITICAL PROSTITUTES!!!!


They are indeed. I will be in Annandale for the election. I will ensure everybody knows the importance of another PPP government.
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


GR's company is not reliable. Most Guyanese companies are not honest.. You have seen what they have done in the past.. When they don't have the contract or beaten out for it, they create havoc and fabricate klies about the PPP.
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


I understand Jagdeo employed Basdeo Panday as Project Manager. Wink

$US138 million investment with no public tender. Say no more.
(SeattlePI): A Bangladesh court Thursday sentenced the fugitive son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to six years in jail for laundering money taken as bribes from two global companies. Judge Mohammad Mozammel Hossain said in his verdict Arafat Rahman was guilty of smuggling more than 200 million takas ($2.66 million) to Singapore. The judge also fined Rahman 190 million takas ($2.53 million) and asked authorities to get the smuggled money returned. Rahman, the younger son of Zia, was accused of taking bribes from China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd . and the Bangladesh subsidiary of Germany's industrial giant Siemens AG for helping them win government contracts during his mother's 2001-2006 premiership.
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Originally posted by Rahmah bin Jabr:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


I understand Jagdeo employed Basdeo Panday as Project Manager. Wink

$US138 million investment with no public tender. Say no more.


keep your damn trap shup, you lying prick.

You have understanding??

Since when?
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Originally posted by Rahmah bin Jabr:
(SeattlePI): A Bangladesh court Thursday sentenced the fugitive son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to six years in jail for laundering money taken as bribes from two global companies. Judge Mohammad Mozammel Hossain said in his verdict Arafat Rahman was guilty of smuggling more than 200 million takas ($2.66 million) to Singapore. The judge also fined Rahman 190 million takas ($2.53 million) and asked authorities to get the smuggled money returned. Rahman, the younger son of Zia, was accused of taking bribes from China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd . and the Bangladesh subsidiary of Germany's industrial giant Siemens AG for helping them win government contracts during his mother's 2001-2006 premiership.

Thanks, Mr Pirate!

This should concentrate a few minds . . .
Thank you for the update on Bangladesh. partybanana partybanana
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Originally posted by Rahmah bin Jabr:
(SeattlePI): A Bangladesh court Thursday sentenced the fugitive son of former Prime Minister Khaleda Zia to six years in jail for laundering money taken as bribes from two global companies. Judge Mohammad Mozammel Hossain said in his verdict Arafat Rahman was guilty of smuggling more than 200 million takas ($2.66 million) to Singapore. The judge also fined Rahman 190 million takas ($2.53 million) and asked authorities to get the smuggled money returned. Rahman, the younger son of Zia, was accused of taking bribes from China Harbor Engineering Company Ltd . and the Bangladesh subsidiary of Germany's industrial giant Siemens AG for helping them win government contracts during his mother's 2001-2006 premiership.
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Originally posted by Rahmah bin Jabr:
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Originally posted by Bookman:
Secret deal my foot. Here's the truth:

The Government of Guyana has announced that it is embarking on a major project to expand the Cheddi Jagan International Airport. To this end, Cabinet has approved a US$138M design and construction contract with China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC).
The project, which was first announced several months ago, is expected to include an extension of the runway to a total of 10,800 feet to accommodate large transatlantic aircrafts such as the Boeing 747, along with construction of a new terminal building, acquisition of eight boarding bridges, and installation of other state-of-the-art equipment such as elevators, escalators, and x-ray scanners using three-dimensional technology, along with flight information and security monitoring systems.
Once completed, the project would ensure that the Cheddi Jagan International Airport is able to meet the needs of projected traffic for several years into the future, along with becoming a hub for regional and continental traffic.
The expanded facilities at the airport are also expected to generate a wide range of economic activities, and create business and employment opportunities for thousands of persons both in the construction and operation phases of the airport.
CHEC was established in 2005 following a merger between China Harbour Engineering Company Group (founded in 1980) and China Road and Bridge Corporation. It is one of the largest Chinese state-owned enterprises engaged in foreign trade. The company has branches in 20 countries and has conducted business activities in six continents.
CHEC is currently constructing a new terminal and runway in Sri Lanka, having already undertaken works at the Macao International Airport and the Chek Lap Kok Airport in Hong Kong.
In the region, CHEC has its head office in Jamaica, where they are currently undertaking infrastructure development work to the tune of US$460M. They also have secured contracts to the tune of US$212M and US$40M for infrastructure works in Mexico and the Bahamas respectively.
It is anticipated that the project will be funded by concessional financing secured from a Chinese financial institution. Construction will commence early next year, and is expected to take a total of 32 months. This project represents the latest installment in government’s ongoing efforts to transform and modernise the infrastructural landscape of the country, including a four-lane highway to Timehri, which is already under construction.(GINA)


Bookman

Please post link of announcement allegedly made several months ago. I challenge you.
You may also wish to know that I have serious doubts related to your integrity.


Bookman, you were okay until your integrity went into the gutter with Jagdeo, by BSing the younger people here with your PPP lies, fed by GINA.
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


GR's company is not reliable. Most Guyanese companies are not honest.. You have seen what they have done in the past.. When they don't have the contract or beaten out for it, they create havoc and fabricate klies about the PPP.


like what these "Guyanese" company did at Skeldon...right....
Govt. signs secret deal to expand CJIA
November 19, 2011 | By KNews | Filed Under News

… Upset Chinese contractor revealed info

An unspecified deal for which a Chinese bank is putting US$138 million (G$27.6 billion) has been signed to expand the country’s lone international airport, but the Guyana Government has not said a word of the deal.

Yesterday, a spokesperson for the Chinese company, China Harbour Engineering Company said that the Guyana Government is annoyed that the company has gone ahead and announced the signing of the project. It has since moved to block the company from releasing any further information.

CHEC announced on its website that it had signed a contractual agreement with the Guyana Government to be the official contractors on the Cheddi Jagan International Airport expansion. The company said that the project will be funded by the China Exim Bank to the tune of US$138 million. According to the company, the agreement signed will see the construction of a modern terminal building and the extension of the runway by 1,066 meters to reach a total of 3,336 meters.

The company’s Regional Director, Zhongdong Tang, and his team said they are enthused about this new project, which now makes Guyana the seventh country in the Latin American region in which the company will be making significant developmental impact.

“China Harbour is eager to get started on this project in Guyana. We are capable and prepared to help with the development of the country,” Mr. Tang said.
“We are dedicated to render hard work and the best of our engineering skills to the projects we have agreed to execute while passing on our knowledge of engineering to the people of these countries,” he continued.

Public Relations Officer of CHEC in Jamaica, Jennifer Harmon, said that she was asked by her company not to reveal any more information about the project and that in fact her decision to reveal the signing to the Jamaica Observer was ill-advised. She said that the Guyana Government would release any information to media here. As such, Harmon said she could not share any information or photographs of the signing with Kaieteur News.

Minister of Finance, Dr Ashni Singh, did not return calls by this newspaper for clarification on the matter. The project was not opened to bidding. No such advertisement was placed on the government’s procurement website under the Ministry of Public Works through which the airport is administered. The project was not opened to bidding. No such advertisement was placed on the government’s procurement website under the Ministry of Public Works through which the airport is administered. Minister of Public Works, Robeson Benn, could not be reached for comment.

The Jamaica Observer reported that the Guyana project would be CHEC’s fourth major project in the Caribbean since it set up shop in Jamaica last year. The newspaper said that the company had secured projects in Cayman, Mexico and the Bahamas since September. The Chinese firm established its regional headquarters in Jamaica last year April after signing an agreement with the Jamaican Government in 2009 to be the general contractor under the Ministry of Transport and Works and the National Works Agency for two main projects — the Palisadoes Shoreline Protection and Rehabilitation Works and the Jamaica Development Infrastructure Programme (JDIP).

The JDIP is a five-year, US$400 million island-wide public works programme funded by a loan of US$340 million secured by the Road Maintenance Fund from China Exim Bank at an interest rate of three per cent to be repaid over 20 years.

CHEC regards itself as a world-renowned international contractor that is a subsidiary of China Communications Construction Company Ltd (CCCC).
It has 40 overseas branches and offices with business activities covering more than 70 countries and areas.

The company is currently employing over 7,000 domestic and international staff to undertake 10 billion USD worth of projects. Founded in 1980, China Harbour operated as a group company before its merger with China Road and Bridge to create CCCC in 2005. CHEC is now the major international operating division of CCCC group which was ranked 21st among the Global 500 Companies in 2011 and the 11th in 225 Top International Contractors (ENR) , equivalent 1st among all Chinese international contractors.
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


Sorry, I doan agree with you.

Guyanese cannot even build the roads, CBJ said that when he gave the Trinidadians the contract.
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Originally posted by Rahmah bin Jabr:
Both APNU and the AFC need to urgently issue a statement with respect to this issue.
what i cannot understand is why does it have to be a secret deal.if this is a good project for guyana why the goverment did not sing this mantra at they rally.i am smelling a next dead fish here
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Originally posted by seignet:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


Sorry, I doan agree with you.

Guyanese cannot even build the roads, CBJ said that when he gave the Trinidadians the contract.


Guyana do have many honest and reputable contracting firms, but the government corruption and kickbacks make them corrupt.
It is for this reason many roads are built/repaired below standard and damaged shortly afterwards, with new contracts given to the same contactor for the same road, with more government corruption and more kickbacks.
A classic case in point, the Black Bush Polder road, which is repaired only at election time and damaged shortly afterwards.
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Originally posted by seignet:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


Sorry, I doan agree with you.

Guyanese cannot even build the roads, CBJ said that when he gave the Trinidadians the contract.
how come they give flip such a big contract.his he a guyanese
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Originally posted by warrior:
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Originally posted by seignet:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
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Originally posted by Ramakant_p:
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Originally posted by Churchill:
I haven't seen any public announcements inviting contractors to bid for the job.....


So what? Are you bidding??



There are many honest and reputable Guyanese firms who could have offered the people of Guyana a good deal.....I am not talking about Flip now !


Sorry, I doan agree with you.

Guyanese cannot even build the roads, CBJ said that when he gave the Trinidadians the contract.
how come they give flip such a big contract.his he a guyanese


warrior

Yu go mek Rama drink malation.

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