ISLAMABAD: An organization claimed by a counsel to the head administrator is set to win a Rs300-billion contract for the development of Mohmand Dam as it is the sole bidder – a situation which may start open discussion.
The Mohmand Dam venture was started by the past Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government in 2017. The Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) issued delicate archives for development of the principle dam in November 2017 and accordingly two bidders – CGGC-Descon joint endeavor and FWO-PC joint endeavor – submitted offers by June 26, 2018 – multi day after general races in the nation.
Descon, which is possessed by Adviser to Prime Minister on Commerce Abdul Razak Dawood, presented the offer as a joint-adventure accomplice of China’s CGGC. Wapda rejected the offer of the other bidder amid specialized assessment and on Monday it opened monetary offer of the Descon joint endeavor.
Whenever reached, a Wapda representative said the money related offer had been opened and choice on granting the agreement would be taken after its assessment in accordance with recommended standards and directions.
At the point when asked whether Public Procurement Regulatory Authority (PPRA) rules permitted the acknowledgment of the offer of a solitary bidder, he answered that the choice would be taken as per the standards.
An aggregate of Rs8.9 billion has been gathered so far in the Supreme Court of Pakistan and Prime Minister’s Diamer-Bhasha and Mohmand Dam Fund, which demonstrates the nation’s unmistakable fascination in building dams to conquer intense water shortage.
“The agreement might be granted without rivalry to the sole bidder and it can make a critical misfortune the national exchequer,” remarked an authority.
Authorities call attention to that for quite a while there have been no full-time part water and part control in Wapda – the two key senior positions which should be filled for settling on choices while evaluating all details. These posts have been filled on specially appointed premise.
Aside from these, there had likewise been no full-time general supervisor for hydro arranging and general chief for the Central Contract Cell till December 28, 2018.
Authorities propose that the administration intentionally keeps places of individuals empty and enables the administrator to give key authorities extra charge of these posts. Henceforth, the assessment procedure and choice on the honor of agreements are controlled by some ideal authorities having extra charge, they state.