30 Jul 2018

Construction workers sent home amid CNMI contract negotiations

7:14 am on 30 July 2018

Construction workers at the Imperial Pacific Resort in the Northern Marianas have been placed on "temporary leave" as the company and its main contractors, Pacific Rim Constructors, renegotiate a new contract.

The Imperial Pacific Resort site

The Imperial Pacific Resort site Photo: RNZ Pacific / Mark Rabago

Imperial Pacific said construction of 329-room resort would be ongoing, even without the Pacific Rim construction workers.

Casino Commission Edward Deleon Guerrero says in lieu of the Pacific Rim workers, over 1,000 of the approved H-2B visas will be utilised for the construction.