ACC chief applauds World Bank move

The Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) chairman Ghulam Rahman praised World Bank for banning Canadian engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and 100 of its subsidiaries from bidding on any of the bank’s development projects for the next decade.The WB took the move after SNC admitted that it conspired to bribe several Bangladeshi public officials in an effort to secure a $50-million bridge contract.
In press briefing at ACC office in the capital, Ghulam Rahman said, “SNC-Lavalin is the key corrupt in Padma Bridge scam and none would dare to be engaged in corruption in the projects of developing countries following this WB move.”
He also said ACC is looking into the issue with importance. The World Bank’s announcement about SNC, which was made Wednesday, also expanded the list of countries where the embattled engineering company has been accused of corruption.
The bank said it has uncovered evidence that SNC conspired to bribe public officials in Cambodia and that it has passed that information along to the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, who are already probing the company’s activities in Libya, Algeria and Bangladesh.

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