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Contractors seek leniency for delayed projects

by Kim Kemp on Nov 10, 2014




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Contractors are asking the ministry of finance to waive the fines for their delayed projects in Qatar, in the face of a construction frenzy in the country.

However, Ali Mohammed Al Duhaimi, the Director of Investigation and Legal Affairs Department at Public Works Authority (Ashghal) made it clear that no leniency would be tolerated in imposing fines on companies that failed to deliver projects on schedule, reported Al Sharq.

Citing circumstances beyond their control for the project delays, several companies made requests to the claims and compensation committee of the Ministry of Finance asking for fines to be waived.

Al Duhaimi’s response was to the Central Municipality Council’s (CMC) recent recommendations to change part of the laws on delaying projects if it was proved beyond doubt that the delays were beyond the contractors’ capacities and that the delays will not affect the concerned government bodies.

This would allow the contractor to be excused from the fine or part of it, on decisions from the Ministry of Economy and Commerce and Ministry of Finance, The Peninsula reported.
 



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