DPM has no response to opposition over BIL complaints

By Benjamin Flowers
Staff Reporter

Opposition leader, John Briceno, has raised public concern that Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber has not acknowledged receipt of a letter he sent questioning projects done by Belize Infrastructure Limited (BIL).

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, BIL co-chair

Deputy Prime Minister Patrick Faber, BIL co-chair

Briceño wrote to Faber on November 1, requesting key pieces of information regarding BIL, in light of Prime Minister Dean Barrow’s declaration that BIL’s Lake Independence Boulevard was a failure.

“Our information suggests that other works have also been completed under BIL’s supervision with poor design and lack of proper execution with the result that more loss has been suffered by the public purse,” Briceño said.

He proceeded to request that Faber provide: copies of all audited accounts of BIL since its inception; a list of all projects supervised and/or financed by BIL since its inception; in relation to each of the said projects, evidence that the projects were submitted to open tender, the names of all companies or persons who were contracted by BIL to execute those projects; copies of all contracts relating to projects supervised by BIL and a statement as to whether they were completed on time, and on budget.

Briceño went on to request that if those projects were not completed on time and within budget, that Faber provide the information on completion date and the amount of additional which exceeded their budget. Finally Briceño requested the list of BIL employees along with their positions. He had requested that the information be provided in seven days, but is still waiting on a response.

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