Construction of Deputy Commissioner’s complex in Phek town has come to a grinding halt for more than three months after the site was abandoned by construction workers.
19th Phek assembly constituency Congress committee in a press statement said the contractor was nowhere to be seen in spite of being released with full payment.
According to Phek ACCC, the sanction for construction of the project was accorded under negotiated loan from HUDCO in the year 2007 as plan expenditure and the project was floated in Kohima based English paper called “The Naga Voice” on December 21,2007 allegedly by executive engineer (CAWD).
The tender amount was Rs. 2,90,31,600 only at scheduled of rate 2004.
Phek ACCC also stated that the project work was awarded to Keduo-o Zümvü, a Class-I Govt. Regd, contractor vide order NO.CAWD/DC/PHEK-I/2007-08 dated Kohima, the April 24, 2008.
The approximate value of work estimated and awarded to the contractor was Rs. 3,48,31,700, Phek ACCC stated.
As per the terms and conditions of the agreement, the work was to be completed within 36 months w.e.f. the date of issuing the order and NPWD scheduled of rate, 2004 was deliberately quoted to discourage other bidders.
Phek ACCC president Huvosa s. Venuh, vice president Murhaveyi Khesoh, general secretary Thupuveyi Rhakho and treasurer Veniepa Hoshi in a press release stated that quality of workmanships carried out by contractors was creating huge assets liability in the district and urged the contractor in-charge to resume the work immediately.