June 22, 2012

The State House power commonly known as Job 600 is expected to be ready for use by the next parliament by January, 2013 as rehabilitation works on the building is progressing steadily.

The state of the art edifices which will have facilities such as modern libraries and research facilities for the services of MPs is expected to be completed by end of June 2012, with external works of the building to be completed by August 2012.
This came to light when the Parliamentary Committee on Works and Housing inspected the building on Wednesday.  Works on the 12 storey, 63 million Dollar project which began on April 1, 2010 is being constructed by M/F China Sate Construction Company.
The contractor is currently focusing on work in the area of MET installations, Furnishing in the tower block and construction of extension structures.
Works on installation of steel frame support for external facade of the tower block is advance ahead on installation of external cladding and curtain wall materials.
Other ongoing activities include demolishing by way of readjustment of some lift openings and portion of the lower roof flap, services installations and finishes in the tower block.
Provision for fire protection systems have been made by the sub contractor M/F MSPP and have completed installation of galvanized spewed sprinkler distribution pipe from the third to the eleventh floor of the tower, additionally clapper valves are being fixed on the main galvanized spew riser pipes in base 2 and 3 in the tower block.
The contractor has a staff strength of 480 personnel who are working feverishly to meet the dead line.