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LAS workshop equips participants with contractual knowledge

Monday, 26 February 2018, Kuching: The two-day Legal Advisory Services (LAS) workshop which ended yesterday has equipped everyone who attended it with contractual knowledge to deal with potential legal and contractual issues which may arise in the course of constructing the Pan Borneo Highway Sarawak.

Organised in collaboration with Gala and Tomik Advocates, the workshop aimed to identify the internal contractual gaps and address it via internal system for improvement.

Pleased with the outcome of the workshop, LBU chief executive officer Ir. Safuani Abdul Hamid said everyone who is involved in the highway project under the Project Delivery Partner (PDP) set up has a duty and accountability to ensure the project is delivered on time and within the budget allocated.

“As such, it is important that we function as one team, one PDP to face any incoming onslaught of legal, contractual or commercial risks together.

“The benefits of this workshop are all ours in the best interest of the project,” he said.

Safuani added that the responsibilities would only fall on the PDP, being the special purpose vehicle (SPV) set up for the project and thus, it could not transfer these exposures and liabilities to the Government.

“The findings are all ours, the improvements to be implemented are all ours. The Government is only interested on the fact that the project is delivered,” he said.

The workshop was attended by 60 participants which included the project team as well as the relevant government agencies.