On Monday, 27 May 2019, workers from the company Saba Makhlouf gathered on the Corniche of Mina demanding the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) to pay their fees for their work in the “Rehabilitation of Mina Corniche (Phase I)” project, executed by the above-mentioned company under a contract signed with UNDP. UNDP wishes to clarify that the contract with Saba Makhlouf ended on 15 March 2019, after having been extended three times.
UNDP expresses its deep concern that the Contractor Saba Makhlouf does not pay their workers on time and that the workers have not received their complete salary from their employer upon finalization of the contract. Except for the last payment which is still under technical review by UNDP and Saba Makhlouf, UNDP has paid all installments related to the project. It is the direct responsibility of the Contractor to pay their workers on time and UNDP requests Saba Makhlouf to release the payment to their workers.
UNDP invites the media to contact UNDP for any clarification that might be required.