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KSA punishes contractors for late school projects

Minister withdraws 451 projects for failure to meet deadlines

The contractors have been held directly responsible for stalling the Saudi?s plan to get rid of rundown school buildings in various regions
The contractors have been held directly responsible for stalling the Saudi?s plan to get rid of rundown school buildings in various regions

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Education has withdrawn at least 451 projects from contractors who failed to meet the deadline set for completing the projects over the past three years, Saudi Gazette reports.

Dr. Hamad Bin Muhammad Aal Alsheikh, deputy minister of education, made the announcement during a meeting with the ministry’s employees in Al-Qunfudah and Al-Laith.

The deputy minister pointed out that the ministry succeeded in resolving problems relating to 218 educational projects, with  new contractors in the process of handing these over according to a set timetable.

Alsheikh said the ministry issued new tenders for 233 faltering projects and took action against 397 contractors for delaying projects.

He added that the ministry has delegated power to its field inspectors to withdraw any faltering project from contractors proved to be incompetent.

Alsheikh said the faltering projects were directly responsible for stalling the ministry’s plan to get rid of rundown school buildings in various regions.

He stressed that the ministry would strictly enforce the penalties stipulated in the contracts against negligent contractors.

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