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Quality of material used on job 600 doubtful – Resident Engineer

The Resident Engineer on the Job 600 rehabilitation project, Bentsi Enchill has acknowledged that the quality of materials used in the construction of the tower block was doubtful as some had begun rusting.

The US$63 million rehabilitation works would provide office accommodation for Members of Parliament (MPs).

According to him, although the building was near completion, the contractor of the 12 storey tower could have done much better in terms of quality.

He made these remarks when the Committee for Works and Housing of Parliament, visited the construction site to ascertain the progress of work.

“Well, quality wise, I can only rate the building fair because a lot of areas could have been much better,” he said.

The Job 600 building project commenced on April 1, 2010 to provide 252 office accommodations for MPs.

In addition to the provision of offices for the MPs and their ancillary staff, the building will contain a library, research centre, auditorium, as well as meeting rooms for the various committees of Parliament.

The building was initially scheduled to be ready for use by the end of last year but when the committee visited the site of the project, the major construction was almost completed, with minor fittings yet to be installed.

Although government has given the contractors a final deadline of May, the contractors have indicated that the building will be ready for the MPs by the end of April.

Meanwhile, the Chairman of the Committee, David Tetteh Assumeng has stated that the committee was not too impressed with the work done so far and would invite the contractors at the appropriate time for questioning.

Source: GNA

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