3 Mar 2016

$280,000 for Saudi deal project manager

3:39 pm on 3 March 2016

The government has spent $280,000 hiring a project manager for its Saudi sheep deal, Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully says.

180714. Photo RNZ. Foreign Minister Murray McCully talking with media about the Mayalsia Airlines MH17 flight.

Murray McCully Photo: RNZ

In a written answer to the Labour Party, Mr McCully said New Zealand Trade and Enterprise retained a project manager for $280,000 - from January 2014 to June this year.

That was on top of the $11.5 million worth of cash, sheep and agricultural equipment, the government has already given to a disgruntled Saudi sheikh in an attempt to progress a free trade deal with the Gulf States.

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