Premier Tom Marshall will appoint a bureaucratic committee, chaired by the government's top civil servant, to provide oversight on Muskrat Falls and Nalcor.
Premier Tom Marshall
Marshall acknowledged that the public has been criticizing the government for a lack of oversight on Muskrat Falls, and he said next week he'll be announcing new measures to keep a close eye on Nalcor.
This comes on the heels of reports by The Telegram reporting that Natural Resources Minister Derrick Dalley didn't bother to read a key report by the independent engineering firm assigned to provide oversight on the project.
At the time Dalley said that Nalcor CEO Ed Martin reported directly to Dalley's deputy minister, who in turn reported to Dalley.
The new bureaucratic committee will report directly to cabinet, and will provide regular updates, making for a more structured approach.
Marshall said more details on the new system will be coming early next week.