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IPI cleared to resume casino construction

Construction was stopped on October 27 due to building code violations.
Construction was stopped on October 27 due to building code violations.

The operator can restart work on Garapan to build the tower from level 3 up to 13, but no further.

Northern Mariana Islands.- The Department of Public Works has finally allowed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) to partially resume construction at its Garapan casino.

The decision came after the Commonwealth Casino Commission (CCC) met on Tuesday (November 24) to analyse IPI’s complex situation.  

That department had issued an order to stop works on October 27 due to building code violations but now believes the construction team has complied with special inspection requirements.

Mariana’s Variety said the Department of Public Works director James A. Ada had sent a letter to IPI resident director Jing Zhou saying the operator is allowed to continue construction of the tower from levels 3 to 13 as of November 25.

The company has no permission to continue construction further than that until shop drawings and revised plans are submitted and approved.

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