To ask the Minister for Transport if he remains satisfied that he is correct in his view as expressed in a Parliamentary Question of 2 November 2005 that the Dublin Port Tunnel can be completed at the cost of €751 million; if this figure includes compensation sought by the construction company involved in the tunnel's construction; if not, if his attention has been drawn to the amount sought by this contractor; and if he will make a statement on the matter.
- Olivia Mitchell.
For WRITTEN answer on Tuesday, 22nd November, 2005.
Ref No: 35199/05
Answered by Minister for Transport
(Martin Cullen TD)
The planning, design and implementation of national road improvement projects, including the Dublin Port Tunnel, is a matter for the National Roads Authority (NRA) and the local authorities concerned.
Claims submitted by the contractor in this case are a matter for Dublin City Council in the first instance. It should be noted that the making of a claim by a contractor does not inevitably lead to additional payments.
I understand from the NRA that the estimated cost of the Dublin Port Tunnel remains at €751 million.