The World Bank has debarred Consulting Engineering Services (India) (CES) for five years on charges of fraud and corruption in an National Highways project in India.

The decision follows a World Bank investigation and review of poorly performing road construction contracts under the bank-financed project, for which CES was the supervision consultant, the bank said in a statement on Friday.

CES will not qualify for any contract financed by the World Bank Group during the five-year debarment, which came into effect on Friday.

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