Sinohydro backs out of P92m suit against gov�t

The project to expand the SSKIA five years late and P231 million above budget
The project to expand the SSKIA five years late and P231 million above budget

Sinohydro has backed out of a P92 million lawsuit in which the Chinese company was suing government over the termination of a contract to expand the Sir Seretse Khama International Airport (SSKIA).

The dispute arose after the government terminated Sinohydro’s contract in July 2012 for ‘failing to complete the expansion of the airport within stipulated time frame and cost estimates’.

As a result of the delays, government retrieved P75 million in performance and retentions bonds from Sinohydro, leading to the Chinese company filing a case with the London-based International Chamber of Commerce (ICC). 

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