Talks on police stations construction contract set for Friday

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BANGKOK, 12 February 2013  The Royal Thai Police is set to hold talks with authorities involved in the police stations construction scandal this Friday, in a bid to revoke the contract awarded to PCC Development and Construction Co (PCC). 

National Police Spokesperson Pol Maj Gen Piya Uthayo said the meeting will be arranged on February 15 to resolve claims of alleged corruption in the long-delayed construction of buildings and offices at 396 police stations.

During the meeting, the panel will conduct a review of documents relating to the firm’s concession and will outline plans for a new bidding process before the existing contract with PCC ends on March 14.

The Royal Thai Police also plans to file a lawsuit against culprits behind the corruption scandal as the department has suffered losses incurred by the failed contract.