Letter from Chand about the roadworks delay

Below, please find the latest news about the roadworks:

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Dear Interested and Affected Party

 

As a consequence of various complaints , the project team would like to issue the following statement:

 

The project is an extremely difficult and complex project. It is not the contractor who determines the contract period but the client who is guided by the Consulting Engineers who use industry norms and their knowledge of the design detail to determine a reasonable contract period. The current contract has a specified construction period of 102 weeks, inclusive of non-working days (Sundays)  but exclusive of special non-working days. (Annual builders holidays and public holidays). The Contractual commencement date was 17th January 2011 and the original contractual completion date was 16th March 2013 however a total 34 days extension of time has been granted for legitimate delays not caused by the contractor, but by unforeseen circumstances, making the new completion date the 8th May 2013. The extension of time is made up  by, amongst other things, 10 days for the delay with the start of section H, 9 days attributed to the uncharted position and removal of two high voltage 66kv electricity cables and 6 days for the increased depth of the water main opposite the Olympia building.
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