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Contractor admits failures in snow clearing. Could be fined 200,000 kroner for breach of contract. Risa AS faces heavy criticism after Nord-Jæren’s roads still haven’t been cleared 48 hours after the weekend’s heavy snowfall. “The roads must be in a better state than they are two days later. It’s just not good enough that some are still closed,” a dissatisfied Eivind Stangeland, head of construction at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPA/Statens vegvesen), tells NRK.

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Contractor admits failures in snow clearing

Published on Monday, 21st December, 2009 at 17:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

Could be fined 200,000 kroner for breach of contract.

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Displeased

Risa AS faces heavy criticism after Nord-Jæren’s roads still haven’t been cleared 48 hours after the weekend’s heavy snowfall.

“The roads must be in a better state than they are two days later. It’s just not good enough that some are still closed,” a dissatisfied Eivind Stangeland, head of construction at the Norwegian Public Roads Administration (NPA/Statens vegvesen), tells NRK.

The NPA has now demanded Risa send a report after today’s meeting between them explaining why the company hasn’t fulfilled its side of the contract, which stipulates that failure to do so could lead to a fine of up to 200,000 kroner.

Failures

Stangeland says he believes Risa hasn’t been rigorous enough in their job.

“It seems as though they run out (of salt/grit) from time to time and take breaks, believing that they’ve done a good enough job. But with conditions like they were at the weekend, they should work until the roads are clear.”

Øyvind Langemyhr, operations manager at the company admits the company wasn’t prepared for the amount of snow that fell, and agrees that their work has been substandard.

Risa will now have to cover the costs for clearing snow from areas near the centre of Stavanger, Sandnes, and Bryne themselves.



Published on Monday, 21st December, 2009 at 17:29 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .

This post has the following tags: sandnes, stavanger, bryne, rogaland, risa, snow, clearing, statens, vegvesen, norway, norwegian.





  
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