Maldives to lodge arbitration case against Executors General Trading

Government spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez. (Photo/President's Office)

The Maldivian government will be lodging a case against the Dubai-based Executors General Trading for failure to perform the contract with the Maldivian government for the procurement of ventilators. 

The government of the Maldives will be lodging a case for the return of MVR 30.91 million paid to the company as the advance payment for the procurement of ventilators, government spokesperson Mabrouq Azeez announced in a press conference today.  

As the date of the agreement for the ventilators closes down on one year, the Maldives is yet to receive 65 ventilators out of the 75 ordered for delivery. 

The Maldives entered into an agreement with Executors for the procurement of ventilators to increase the capacity of the Maldivian health system at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in the Maldives. 

Executors had provided the Maldives with some ventilators that had not met the requirements and were of a different brand from the ones agreed. The ventilators were rejected by the government, and the company later sent the correct brands of ventilators. 

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