Turan Hazinadaroglu, a contractor for the reconstruction of the Gyanja - Gazakh highway may receive funds, withheld by the Ministry of Transport, only after implementation of rehabilitation works on the road, the deputy Transport Minister, Musa Panakhov told journalists on 23 June.
According to him, the company is currently carrying out restoration works on the road on the insistence of the Ministry of Transport. Earlier the department suspended to pay the company funds in the amount of $ 2 million. "We do not think the solution of the issue will be through the court. The company liquidates the cracks on the road. The management of the Turan Hazinadaroglu promises, that the problems specified, will be removed completely. According to the contract the company is responsible for the quality of worksвЂќ, Panakhov noted.
"We will insist on the company to liquidate the problems and ensure the quality of
the road. If not, we may involve a new company for these worksвЂќ, deputy Minister said.
The company admitted some technical failures, particularly, the whole highway through, no gutters had been built, due to which cracks appeared on the pavement.
The official opening ceremony of the highway of 21 km took place in early 2005. The project is financed by the loan of the International Development Association, in the amount of $40 million, the government allocated $8 million.