China’s Suzhou Municipality Engineering Company Accused of fraud for bridge construction and biased the number of labourers
Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering Company in China’s Suzhou municipality has been alleged by its sub-contractor of fraud for construction equipment standards and exaggerated the number of workers during the recent construction of a bridge in a new Wuzhong District of Suzhou municipality, resulting in deterioration of the bridge quality and cracks.
According to a report of the sub-contractor, Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering Company was contracted to build a road (B2) in Suzhou Wuzhong District of Suzhou municipality with the cost of 45 million yuan in January 13, 2014.
The report added that the contractor was only responsible for the labor fee, and the purchase of the construction equipment was shouldered by Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering while it was biasing the actual number of workers.
Based on the company’s contract, a bridge in part of the road must be required to use steel with the size of 16mm but in fact the company used only 9.1mm steel, causing the bridge to have about 2cm cracks. Under the management of the Shuicheng Company, the authority of Wuzhong District turned its blind eye to this problem and kept the information hidden to the higher authorities, the report said.
Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering Company, moreover, obtained the contract through a bidding with illegal means, leading the construction management process to be messy and the bridge pillars were not hit deeply, most of the steels are not long enough unlike stating in the contract, while the pillars at the middle section of the bridge was pressed with no standard, according to the report obtained by Cambodian News.
After the completion of the construction, an inspection was made and found that there are some problems with the construction, but Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering Company in Suzhou municipality put the blame on the sub-contractor who was just responsible for only labor fee, and the company pretended to be unknown, evaded responsibility, and chose a punishment on the sub-contractor in order to cheat the higher level authorities. It then refused to pay the remaining labor fee to the labourers.
New Youth could not reach Shuicheng Municipal Garden Engineering Company for comment..
After a petition had been sent to Nanjing Provincial Transportation Department and with a strong suppression from the higher authorities, Wuzhong District Authority was forced to notify the bridge quality and sending a report to the Quality Inspection Department for checking.
The report also raised a question that “In general, piling and pressing bases are to prevent the road surface and the main material like quality steels must support a bridge, so if construction materials like steels and others are not qualified enough and reducing sizes and length of steels, how can a bridge be strong and secured?
“I hope that the company and the local authorities must sincerely respond on this to the public and do not damage the Chinese Government’s face and reputation as it can lose the Chinese people’s trust,” said the sub-contractor who asked not to be named.
The Chinese authorities have to solve the problem as early as possible with no tolerance and mutual protection for those who made fraud and cheating, and do not wait until the bridge collapsing and serious harming or losing lives of people who travel through the bridge, he went on.
New Youth would like publish the entire report of the sub-contractor in the Chinese language with the following content: