NEWS GRAPHIC 15800 million dollars is the amount owed to local contractors for work done to the state under the Education Ministry.

The development was revealed by Education Minister, Anthony Garcia.

In the past contractors have complained about how delay in payment by the state have affected their operations and the industry.

Speaking at a media briefing the Arima Member of Parliament assured that efforts have started to pay the outstanding funds in a reasonable period of time.

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Education Minister, Anthony Garcia