Doubts over CNMI casino project

4:10 pm on 25 September 2017

There are doubts that the huge casino project in the Northern Marianas will be complete by August as planned.

 Imperial Pacific International Casino in the Northern Marianas.

Imperial Pacific Resort in the Northern Marianas. Photo: Supplied/ Mark Rabago

The Commonwealth Casino Commission said unless the Hong Kong-based company Imperial Pacific International adds to its workforce of 581, the deadline is likely to be missed.

The project is expected to cost $US507 million and $US334 million has been invested so far.

Officials of the prime contractor, MCC International, have reportedly have fled the CNMI instead of facing charges of recruiting and putting to work Chinese tourists on the construction site.

MCC International also reportedly didn't pay the illegal workers.

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