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Parkop Hands Over K300m to Chinese Multinational Slammed by World Bank for “Fraudulent Practices”

Last Friday EMTV beamed images of NCD Governor signing a K318 contract with China Harbour Engineering Company to upgrade roads in the nation’s capital.*

What they failed to report is that China Harbour Engineering has been blacklisted by the World Bank!

PNG Exposed reported this in April – no one in the hopelessly muzzled news media bothered to follow up on our lead.

But just in case people need reminding, here is a ‘greatest hits’ list that highlights the company’s disconcerting past:

  • China Harbour Engineering Company’s parent company, and all its subsidiaries (including its PNG subsidiaries), have been blacklisted until 12/1/2017 by the World Bank for all contracts related to roads and bridges, owing to “fraudulent practices” (Source: World Bank 2011).
  • The courts in Bangladesh found that China Harbour Engineering Company paid bribes to the son of the Bangladeshi Prime Minister, who was then sentenced to six years in prison. (Source: The Hindu 2011)
  • In 2012 an Audit was conducted by the Jamaican government into two major infrastructure projects, one of which was awarded to China Harbour Engineering Company. The Minister for Transport, Works and Housing claimed,

“The report from the forensic auditor has unearthed wanton disregard for the conventions and procedures established by the Government of Jamaica for project implementation, administration and management. These breaches of existing procurement guidelines have drained precious budgetary resources and undermined the very foundation of public institutional integrity” (Source: Caribbean Analysis 2012).

  • China Habour Engineering Company negotiated with the Cayman Islands Premier to build and run a major port facility. This deal was stopped, when the UK government blew the whistle over the procurement arrangements. Later it was revealed the process had been fast tracked by the Premier, in violation of legal process (Source: CayCompass 2013).

So it would appear when international firms are exposed by the World Bank and authorities in a diverse range of countries, ranging from Bangladesh through to Britain, they can still earn a fortune in PNG.

Thanks Mr Parkop another job well done.

* See http://www.emtv.com.pg/news-app/item/parkop-signs-road-contracts-for-ncd?category_id=20

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  1. June 18, 2013 at 3:51 am

    Has anyone here ever left a comment about the Inter Oil deal with EXXON in Port Morseby?

    • Bradley
      June 18, 2013 at 6:48 am

      Interesting, what is fishy with the deal?

  2. June 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

    Can the relevant authorities seriously look into this matter and verify the truth of this allegations? Please enough of this SLEEPING ON IT and SHOVING IT UNDER THE CARPET or YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, I SCRATCH YOUR BACK attitude.PNG is not even recovering from this endemically systematic and stupid attitude of dedaling with ROGUE ENTITIES int the hope of tangible and so called IMPACT projects in the name of development.

    PNG HAS ENOUGH CONSTRUCTION COMPANIES WHO ARE LOCALLY OWNED AND MORE THAN CAPABLE AND COST EFFICIENT TO DO A GOOD JOB, WHY ARE WE ALWAYS LOOKING OUT OF PNG?

    SOMETHING SEEMS NOT RIGHT AND SMELLS ROTTEN.

    Can we not begin to to realise that this vicious cycle of Fraud and Corruption is killing this beautiful country?

    Thank you Powes Parkop for your great efforts over the past terms of your office which has seen alot of improvements in this capital city however, you can do better than the current contract arrangement with China Harbour Engineering Company.

    Over to you

  3. JUDY
    June 18, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Where did mr fakop got that among of money from in the first place?

  4. Johnny Mek
    June 20, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Thats surprising because if it is correct that the Honourable Governor awarded the contract to that firm without the contract being tendered through the National Supplies and Tenders Board, then that will be in direct breach of the Public Finance Management Act. The Governor does not have the power to award such a contract.
    However if it was awarded by the National Supplies & Tenders Board then Chairman and its members should be investigated.

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