As the casino establishment is undergoing redevelopment, phase 1 of the development process would be completed by the end of the year.
IPI’s Assistant VP of Construction, Eric Poon provided the update during a hearing with the Commonwealth Casino Commission this week.
Saipan Tribune also reported, Poon saying that around 40 workers from Mongolia would arrive the following week on temporary H2-B visas and that would ensure that the development work of the Villas is complete.
While there are already 686 construction workers on site there is a need for more to complete the entire first phase of the project in the stipulated time.
The proposal to introduce a percentage tax came after reports emerged that since July 2018, Imperial Pacific International (IPI), the gambling operator which owns and operates the casino, had only contributed $41,000 in tax revenues.