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Nazaha: irregularities in executing a bridge in Asir region for the amount of 160 million Riyals, obliging the contractor to re-execute it and with all the additional costs, and investigate with the contractor and other officials

5/29/2016

​The National Anti-Corruption Commission (Nazaha) revealed a number of irregularities from one of the contractors in the Ministry of Transportation through constructing water drain pipes instead of executing a project on the (Abha- Namas) road in the valley of Al-mleeh at a cost of (160.000.000) Riyals. The contractor was obliged to re-execute the project with all additional expenses. The contractor and other related officials are being investigated to identify who is responsible of which. They will be referred to investigation entities to punish them according to the law.
Nazaha spokesman Abdulrahman Al-Ajlan said the commission received a report claiming there was manipulation from a contractor in a project of building a bridge in (Abha-Namas) road. The commission found out after investigation and site visits that there were a number of irregularities and failure to apply contractual specifications and standards through constructing two water drainage pipes instead of building a bridge.
Al-Ajlan noted that the commission addressed the Ministry of Transportation regarding the irregularities forth mentioned and to punish the perpetrators according to the law. The commission received the results of investigations, where it found out that what the contractor did was not agreed upon or approved by the ministry. The ministry forced the contractor to remove the pipes on his own cost, and execute the bridge. In addition, investigate with the contractor, the counsellor, some other officials, and with whomever is involved in the project.
 In conclusion Al-Ajlan said that Nazaha is stressing on the principle of transparency, protecting integrity and fighting corruption in all its forms. Al-Ajlan also stressed on  the importance of the cooperation with the commission by all citizens and residents in reporting any case of financial or administrative corruption. The commission would like also to thank all government entities that cooperate with it in its endeavor