NWC Files $200m Claim Against CHEC Over Broken Pipes, Disruptions In Water Supplies


The National Water Commission, NWC, has filed a multi-million dollar claim against the China Harbour Engineering Company, CHEC.

NWC President, Mark Barnett, says the claim is to recoup losses suffered due to the work being undertaken by the Chinese firm.

CHEC is currently doing road works across the Corporate Area on behalf of the government.

This has led to several pipes being broken which caused severe disruptions in water supplies across the Kingston Metropolitan Region.

Mr. Barnett says CHEC has not responded yet to the claim.

He says the claim is for 200 million dollars.

Telecommunications firm, Flow, filed a similar claim last year which prompted the intervention of Prime Minister Andrew Holness.

Mr. Barnett says he’s unaware of the government’s response to the claim.

However, he says the claim has the full backing of the NWC’s Board.

Mark Barnett, President of the National Water Commission.

When CHEC was called for comment this afternoon, Nationwide News was told that it’s Public Relations Manager was in a meeting.

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