Tuesday, May 03, 2005

Oil For Trucks: A Cool $5 Million

When I was excavating information for the Beirut/Montreal connection, I stumbled across some unlinked pages at www.ccmep.org that listed contracts on hold under the Oil for Food Program. Here's a sample of what I found:
VII 702107 N/4/16/99/22 06-Sep-00 19/09/00 UAE 822/2000 Trade Circle Technical Industries TRUCK $5,006,100.00 On Hold technical specifications The United States L
VII 702108 114-5/2/39/3582 06-Sep-00 19/09/00 Jordan 101/1281 Al-Ghanem Trading Contracting Co. Ltd VALVES; SPARE PARTS $8,734.00 On Hold US: goods are 1051, as indicated by the Sect; The United States L
$5 million and change struck me as a little on the high side for a truck, so I thought I would have a look at the offerings of the supplier. I found some Custom Made Refrigerated Trucks. $5 million?