The project manager of Sheraton Hotel in Basra confirmed on Thursday that the Integrity Board suspended the Sumar company after it reached its final stages, because the company did not hand over the project on time.
Wameeth Abass, an engineer on the project, told AKnews, "The Integrity Board suspended our work with the Sumar Company after we got to the final stages and have set 15th September as the date for the opening, because we didn’t complete the project within the deadline, which was the beginning of this month" .
"We have already organized a protest with the project's staff, demanding to cancel the decision, because the work took a great effort from us." The workers actually faced several problems that delayed the project for more than a year. Abass reportedly did not give details about the problems.
The Sheraton Hotel project is carried out at a cost of more than $50 million, and it is one of the oldest and best hotels in Basra. It is not connected with international Sheraton hotel chain.
The Sumar company is headquartered in Erbil and has carried out many major projects in Kurdistan.