Water leak in remigrant scheme

Dear Mr. Jacobs, a pleasant good afternoon,

With reference to you e-mail dated November 29th, 2016, please be informed of the following as requested: –

 

(1) – I was in the Re-migrants scheme Sunday and noticed a huge water leak on the main road not far from the contractors building this leak had to have been there for a long time based on the discoloration of the vegetation and culvert who are the engineers and clerk of works on this project and how are they ignoring this? please have them explain in writing what they know about this leak and why it has not been fixed. what do they plan on doing about it?

 

The Engineer on the Project is Intakab Indarjeet, and the Clerk-of-Works is Kelsey Andrews.

This scheme suffered from incidents of theft and vandalism of the culvert crossings. Replacement of the missing crossings are included in this part of the contract and the installation / replacement of these crossing are still on-going. It must be noted that the Contractor had demobilized from the site for a period due to lack/slow of payment by CHPA (approximately two (2) months). Nevertheless, GWI had taken over the network over two years ago, and is supplying water to residents and is responsible for monitoring the water network infrastructure.

 

(2) – The works in the middle is of substandard quality and the form work for the pavement is of a similar nature. independent engineers will have to inspect those before any further payments are made.

 

I am not sure what is meant by sub-standard quality. There are testing certificates for the concrete used for the median verifying that it satisfies the requirements of the Technical Specifications. All concrete testing completed by the Contractor to date for the concrete works are in accordance to Technical Specifications. The formwork used are in conformity with the specifications.

 

(3) Another observation is a gentleman rearing 35 heads of cattle in the scheme. they are tied and live there if we have serious engineers and clerk of works on site I do not see how this is possible. cows are not to be reared in housing schemes. what do they know about this and what actions gave they taken to resolve it? considerable damage, to the tune of millions, has been done to the roads, drains and parapets by these cows.

 

The cattle rearing / nuisance is not only a problem for this Housing Area, but affects most of CHPA Housing Areas. As such, I would recommend that an immediate press release be prepared and published on this issue and some sort of policy be in place to deal with this in the future since completed infrastructure are at a high risk of deterioration.

 

Thank you for your queries relating to this project and I hope that my responses above would provide some clarity to you and all others copied in this e-mail.

 

Regards,

Omar Narine

Director of Projects (Ag)

CHPA

—–Original Message—–

From: emarkjacobs [mailto:emarkjacobs@gmail.com]

Sent: Tuesday, November 29, 2016 7:07 AM

To: Omar Narine; deborah edwards; denise tudor

Cc: board members

Subject: water leak in remigrant scheme

dear Omar

I was in the remigrants scheme Sunday and noticed a huge water leak on the main road not far from the contractors building this leak had to have been there for a long time based on the discolouration of the vegetation and culvert who are the engineers and clerk of works on this project and how are they ignoring this? please have them explain in writing what they know about this leak and why it has not been fixed. what do they plan on doing about it?

the works in the middle is of substandard quality and the form work for the pavement is of a similar nature. independent engineers will have to inspect those before any further payments are made another observation is a gentleman rearing 35 heads of cattle in the scheme. they are tied and live there if we have serious engineers and clerk of works on site I do not see how this is possible. cows are not to be reared in housing schemes. what do they know about this and what actions gave they taken to resolve it?

considerable damage, to the tune of millions, has been done to the roads, drains and parapets by these cows humble regards, mark jacobs

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