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Corrupt practices: Louis Berger’s airport assignments under government’s scanner

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  • News Jersey based Louis Berger announced self-reported findings of misconduct in Vietnam, Kuwait, Indonesia and India.
  • The findings entailed various instances of misconduct between between 1998 and 2010 totalling $3.9 million.
  • In India, it is said to have paid bribes to be appointed as consultants for water projects in Goa and Assam.
  • Government re-auditing appointment papers of the consultant for Navi Mumbai airport and second airport at Goa.
  • The City and Industrial Development Corporation (Cidco), the Maharashtra government’s nodal body in charge of the Navi Mumbai airport, has asked its chief vigilance officer to re-audit documents confirming Louis Berger’s appointment.
  • The Goa government, assisted by the government of Japan, initiated the five-year Goa Water Supply and Sewerage Project to expand, rehabilitate and build new water and sewerage facilities.
  • Louis Berger has also assisted in the construction of Mumbai Metro’s Line 1, serving as consultant since January 2005 as independent engineer for the line from 2007.
  • Louis Berger’s DelaCruz said James McClung, the top executive involved in the matter, and his team had been fired following the investigation.

Source: ET

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