Work on dispute resolution begins

Members of CIC Taskforce group on Dispute Resolution, from left, Ron Rova, Atu Siwatibau, Vijay Naidu, Vijay Raghwan and Gordon Jenkins during their meeting they had just recently. Picture: SUPPLIED

ALTHOUGH no timelines have been set to resolve disagreements in the construction industry, the Construction Industry Council has assured stakeholders that the issues are being worked on.

A statement from CIC yesterday stated that the CIC task group on Dispute Resolutions recommended actions that could be taken to resolve disagreements in the construction industry.

CIC chief executive officer Vijay Naidu said the nine task groups organised by the council had evolved from the CIC conference held in June at the Warwick.

“We promised delegates that we would begin to work towards solutions for these major concerns and the task groups are a significant step towards this end,” said Mr Naidu.

“The level of expertise in each of the task groups reflects the commitment of those in the industry to deal with our problems,” he said.

According to the council the task group comprise Ron Rova (chairman and Quantity Surveyor), Vijay Naidu (CEO CIC), Vijay Raghwan (builder), Gordon Jenkins (president CIC), Atu Siwatibau (lawyer) and Justice Suresh Chandra.

The other task groups are education, licensing, insurance — cyclone certificate, Building Code Review, Occupational Health and Safety and Authority Approvals.