The civil engineering work for the Taipa Light Rail Transit (LRT) project should be completed by the end of 2016 according to Secretary for Transport and Public Work, Raimundo do Rosário, although this does does not mean that the train could start running by then.
The policy secretary said that the government was still dealing with its disputes with the contractors responsible for the construction of the LRT depot in Cotai.
The Commission of Audit released a scathing report on the LRT project in January, citing massive budget overruns and huge construction delays affecting the government-funded project.
The report also found that the first phase of the LRT project, originally scheduled to start operating in September 2017, had been delayed at least 883 days, or close to two and a half years.
Taipa LRT engineering work to be completed by late 2016.