Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley has said over-inflated engineer estimates at government ministries have cost this country millions of dollars over the years.
During his address at the sod-turning ceremony in Valsayn yesterday for the Curepe Interchange Project, the Prime Minister slammed the initial inflated cost attached to the project under the previous government.
In 2013, the project was estimated to cost $513 m.
After that estimate, a bid of $522 m was accepted for the construction of the project in 2013. However, due to the controversies surrounding the project, it was not started.
“But how could we have approved $530 m and today the same thing is being built for $221 m? The question is where is that extra $230 m going? And who was getting that?” asked Rowley.