Highways Ministry to pay contractors who have provided quality work
Highways Minister Johnston Fernando directed ministry personnel to only pay contractors who have completed their construction work to acceptable standards and quality.
“Before releasing payments, ministry officials should check and inspect the standards of work completed by contractors in the construction of bridges, culverts and their parapets, railings, retaining walls, abetments, piers, and pilasters. Project directors should meet representatives of construction companies involved in ministry-funded projects at least once a month to review their progress,” Fernando said.
These instructions were given during a recent meeting at the ministry to review the progress of projects including the 100,000 km rural road project funded by local banks, highway projects, bridges and culvert development projects.
Those in attendance included Road Development Authority (RDA) Chairman Chaminda Athaluwage, RDA Director General Sardha Weerakoon, and provincial directors.