MPI to meet CHEC to discuss issues regarding CJIA Extension Project


The Ministry of Public Infrastructure will be meeting with a team from China Harbour Engineering Ltd. (CHEC) to discuss areas of concerns as it relates to the Cheddi Jagan International Airport Extension Project.


This meeting is expected to occur sometime in November, following a request from Project Manager, Carmichael Thorne.


Mr. Thorne has already contracted CHEC’s management, with the intent to have unsatisfactory areas rectified.


Among these areas is the final submission of the construction drawings of the new arrival terminal building, the timely delivery of concrete onsite, the Ministry’s proposed fast-tracking of the project via simultaneous works to the runway/new arrival terminal building and renovations of the existing terminal building, the procurement schedule for equipment and the progress of the generator room and fire pump station.


With regards to the fast-tracking of the project, the Ministry of Public Infrastructure has proposed to CHEC that works on the new terminal be conducted in parallel with works on the existing building and runway. This proposal will require additional manpower and equipment to achieve the December 2017 deadline.


CHEC has been asked to provide supporting documents detailing the designs, plans, schedules and assigned resources before the scheduled meeting.



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