The Saudi Transport Ministry has imposed fines and other penalties to the tune of SR156.8 million on a number of companies and contractors for substandard performance during the year 2018.
The ministry said it had also withdrawn as many as 176 projects from a number of contractors due to negligence in the execution of projects.
The ministry has appointed a special team to evaluate the performance of the contractors and implement disciplinary actions against them along with the total withdrawal of the project.
The team has the right to withdraw the project from the contract, impose fines and invite new bids or ask the same contractor to make the required corrections and amendments according to the terms and conditions of the contract, the ministry said.
The transport ministry is currently in the progress of executing 460 projects enhancing the transport sector in the Kingdom.
He further added five contracts have been signed for the traffic safety worth SR621 million and the scheduled projects is intended to cover all parts of the Kingdom.
The ministry has also extended its continued support in surveillance of the roads to ensure safety and constantly reviews the statistics released by the Traffic Department.