Kulman Ghising fired chinese contractor

December 31, 2018 | Investopaper

Nepal Electricity Authority has fired the Chinese contractor who was appointed for Tamakoshi-Kathmandu Transmission Line Project. NEA  initiated a new process to appoint another company for the job. NEA Managing Director Kulman Ghising visited the project site on several occasions. He directed the contractor to complete the job. But the contractor was unable to complete even the preliminary task of the power line project

The NEA management repeatedly warned the contractor firm before firing the Chinese company. Nava Raj Ojha,  project chief, said “We constantly reminded the contractor to speed up the construction work of the transmission line. However, instead of expediting the construction work, the company was more interested in rescheduling the work, pushing back the completion date. With 74 percent of the contract period over, the Chinese firm has only completed around eight percent of the job.”

The deal between the NEA and the Chinese company was signed in September 2016. As per the deal, the substation should have been up and running by May 2019.

According to the project office, the new contractor will be given 820 days to complete the remaining job of the power line project.


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