TV News LIES

Wednesday, Jun 20th

Last update05:20:13 AM GMT

You are here News Of Special Interest Kansas’ Black & Veatch, with history of problems in Afghanistan, now has another

Kansas’ Black & Veatch, with history of problems in Afghanistan, now has another

E-mail Print PDF

Half finished watchtower in AfghanistanBlack & Veatch’s latest trouble in Afghanistan comes with a federal audit, published in December, that determined that the company failed to provide an installation plan for millions of dollars in electrical equipment that sat unused for months in a warehouse near the city of Kandahar.

The U.S. Agency for International Development had awarded a $3.4 million contract to Black & Veatch in 2009 to provide technical assistance, training and support to the country’s national power utility. Afghanistan ranks among the countries with the lowest energy production in the world.

Over time, Black & Veatch’s contract with USAID was modified to focus on the commercialization of the national utility, and the original contract’s value nearly doubled, according to the audit by the State Department’s special inspector general for Afghanistan reconstruction.

Neither Black & Veatch nor USAID could provide evidence to auditors that the contractor had completed most of the work required, including an installation plan for the meters. But USAID paid the company in full anyway, the audit said.

Auditors reported that without an installation plan, almost $12.8 million worth of transformers, poles, wires and other equipment purchased to upgrade Afghanistan’s antiquated electrical system had been sitting in storage since at least last March. They fretted that the manufacturer’s two-year warranty on 50,000 electrical meters might expire before they were installed.

TVNL Comment: How many hundreds of billions have been squandered in Iraq and Afghanistan with no accountability whatsoever?  Just asking.....

More...


Most Recent Related Stories...


France blasts ‘incoherent’ Trump after G7 fiasco

Macron with Trump at G7 France pledged on Sunday to stand by the G7 summit statement disowned by Donald Trump and...

Whale dies after eating more than 17 pounds of plastic

Whale dies after eating 17 punds of plasticA short-fin male pilot whale died in southern Thailand after swallowing more than 17 of plastic...

U.S. special ops soldier killed, 4 wounded in attack by extremists in Somalia

US soldier killed, 4 wounded in Somalia A U.S. operations soldier was killed and four wounded in an attack Friday by al-Shabab extremists in...

Democrats Flip a Pennsylvania Seat, Making 41 Since Trump’s Inauguration

Helen Tai flips Pennsylvania seat Democrats flipped another seat in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday night, bringing the total...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!