Parliament: $43.5b in government construction projects awarded from 2012 to 2014

About $43.5 billion worth of construction projects were awarded by the Government between 2012 and 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM
About $43.5 billion worth of construction projects were awarded by the Government between 2012 and 2014. -- ST PHOTO: KEVIN LIM

SINGAPORE - About $43.5 billion worth of construction projects were awarded by the Government between 2012 and 2014.

Three in four of the 590 projects worth more than $10 million during this period went to the lowest bidders, said Senior Minister of State for National Development and Transport and Industry Lee Yi Shyan in Parliament on Thursday.

"All government projects which exceed the value of $10 million each are evaluated under the Price-Quality Method, where the productivity of building method would be taken into consideration for award," Mr Lee added.

He was responding to a question from NCMP Yee Jenn Jong about whether building productivity methods were taken into account as a tender award criterion for government infrastructure projects.

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