SINPF assures tenants to restore damaged stairwell in Anthony Saru Building
The Solomon Islands National Provident Fund is back on track to restore the stairwell damages caused by last year’s November 2022 7.3 magnitude earthquake after delays by our Insurance Loss Adjustor to prepare an independent assessment of the damages.
Immediately following the earthquake, the SINPF has performed an assessment of the damages in December, 2022. However, the restoration works cannot proceed as our insurance underwriter QBE appointed Loss adjuster had to engage independent consultants to carry out damage assessments.
The Loss Adjustor’s appointed contractor has failed to perform the required engineering assessment on the ASB for more than three months. The consultant engaged by the Loss adjuster was busy with other local engagements and was not able to perform the required task by the end of March 2023.
With the insistence of the Fund a new consultant has been appointed.
The new consultant following their appointment has been onsite 3 weeks ago and has prepared their required independent assessment. On the basis of this report, restoration works will proceed and the SINPF will resume its communications to its tenants on the progress of the works and its completion date.
SINPF has not formally allowed tenants on Level 3 to Level 6 back to use their leased spaces due to the safety issues related to the stairs until the full restoration of the stairwell.