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Why new hospitals tender axed?

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 20: MP Adel Al-Khorafi has submitted a query to the Minister of Public Works, Minister of Electricity and Water Abdulaziz Al-Ibrahim asking about the cancellation of tender for implementation of the four new hospitals and reasons behind the decision, reports Al- Seyassah daily. He wants to know the cost of building these new hospitals, in addition to report issued by the committee or committees formed to study the projects.

He requested photocopy of the report, and the number of committees that were formed to decide on cancellation of all four tenders. Which ministry made the decision to cancel the tender; Health or Public Works? Is Central Tenders Committee free to choose between canceling the tender and resuming it?

What procedures should the Ministry of Public Works adopt if proven there were violations in the tender? He also asked the minister about accuracy of the report saying four laborers had fallen into a manhole in Jabriya and one of them had died, while the other three sustained critical injuries. Is the accident the first of its kind? Who shoulders technical responsibility for this accident? He required the precautionary measures the ministry has taken to avoid repeating such accidents?

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