The US District Court for the NMI has ordered Imperial Pacific International to cease operations and all construction work for a week—except for the department working on payroll and security—after ruling in favor of the US Department of Labor in its petition to find IPI and Chairwoman Cui Li Jie in contempt.
Caesars Korea, a major IR development project in Incheon, may have its license canceled in March due to the long suspension of construction activities and the failure to meet various benchmarks and commitments.
Caesars Entertainment’s intentions regarding its IR development in South Korea remains a mystery, fully ten months after construction of the facility has been frozen. While it is apparent that official deadlines will not be met, applications for a business plan change have not even been filed.
Imperial Pacific International paid a services firm $130,000 to oversee the construction of its casino and hotel tower and to file the documents with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands' Department of Public Works. However, the contractor failed to submit the paperwork, the company says.
The Department of Public Works has lifted its stop-work order it issued against Imperial Pacific International on October 27, which was mainly said to be a result of proper paperwork, including construction plans, not being filed.
Yokohama Harbor Resort Association Chairman Yukio Fujiki has reiterated his adamant opposition to the construction of a casino at Yamashita Pier, going so far as to declare that he would give his life to stop it.
Local authorities have reported that the road construction needed for the Primorye gaming zone has now reached 50 percent of what has been planned to exist at the time of completion.
Resumption of construction work at the Imperial Pacific Resort in Saipan remains uncertain due to a payment dispute between Imperial Pacific International (CNMI) LLC and its construction contractor.
Imperial Pacific International Senior Vice-President for Media and Public Affairs Tao Xing has told the local media that the firm anticipates it will receive permission from the CNMI Department of Public Works to resume hotel-casino construction this week.
The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Department of Public Works (DPW) has informed Imperial Pacific International (IPI) that its hotel and casino project in Garapan, Saipan, is in violation of the Building Safety Code and must come to an immediate halt.