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Anutin considers getting contractors to pay for unfinished projects

Aug 09. 2019
Anutin Charnvirakul
Anutin Charnvirakul
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By The Nation

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Public Health Minister Anutin Charnvirakul, who is also deputy prime minister, is planning to have contractors who failed to honour their contracts and left jobs unfinished to compensate the Public Health Ministry for damages.

There were 10 construction jobs with a one-year contract and 10 with multiple-year contracts that were abandoned by contractors in the fiscal year of 2019, he said, adding that he has assigned his deputy Sathit Pitutecha who has a background in law, to help solve this issue. 

It is believed the contractors abandoned their jobs due to lack of funds, labour shortage, quoting an unrealistically low price for the job or the sub-contractor leaving the job undone. 

“The deputy minister [Sathit] and I will together get back the money that is from the state’s coffers and will strictly manage [construction projects], so as to prevent any such problems in the future,” the minister said.

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