KUWAIT: A dispute between the winning contractor of a project to build the juveniles care homes complex and the subcontractor revealed that the main contractor had sold the full contract without a written permission or approval of the Ministry of Public Works (MPW). The problem began to surface when the sub-contractor complained to MPW in which he said the main contractor failed to make the payments as agreed, and cancelled the contract unilaterally. The contract was signed in March 2017 at a total cost of KD 16 million.
Informed sources said the ministry formed an investigation committee to find out the truth. They added that the committee found out delays in progress by 15 percent compared to the time schedule. It also discovered that the project was totally sold to another company without a written approval from the ministry, which gives the ministry the right to cancel the contract, especially that the total value of finished work is no more than KD 1.7 million. The main contractor expressed willingness to settle the matter amicably. – Al-Qabas