Secretary for Transport and Public Work, Raimundo do Rosário, said that he expects that the civil engineering work for the Taipa Light Rail Transit (LRT) project to be completed by the end of next year, adding that this did not mean that the train could start running then.
The policy secretary said that the government was still dealing with its disputes with the contractors responsible for the construction of the LRT depot in Cotai.
In January, the Comission of Audit released a hard-hitting report on the LRT project. The report complained about massive budget overruns and huge construction delays affecting the government-funded project.
The report also found that the first phase of the LRT project, originally scheduled to start operating in September 2017, had been delayed at least 883 days, or nearly two and a half years.