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Volume 130: debated on Wednesday 30 March 1988

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To ask the Prime Minister whether., pursuant to her answer of 21 March, Official Report, column 20, she was aware in assessing Biwaters reputation as worthy of her support in Malaysia, that Biwaters had not by then successfully completed a major water project anywhere and had twice appeared in Nigerian courts for alleged poor performance; and if she will make a statement.

The support given to Biwater, in relation to the Malaysian rural water supply project reflected our assessment that the company was fully capable of implementing the contract. Completion of the project in Niger state by Biwater represents the first request to come from the Nigerian Government for finance under the recently agreed Export Credits Guarantee Department package.