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Genting takes step forward with LV development

The Genting Group may be finally moving forward with its long-delayed casino project on the Las Vegas Strip, local media reports.

The company reportedly hired construction manager W.A. Richardson Builders, LLC (WARB) last week, with the Clark County Building Department approving multiple permits and applications for the project.

According to a press release from Genting Group on Monday, WARB will will manage all aspects of construction on the 87-acre site on the Las Vegas Strip.

"Bill Richardson has tackled complex, multi-billion-dollar projects in Las Vegas on time and on budget. We are confident that he and his team have the know-how to ensure that Resorts World Las Vegas will be constructed to the highest standards with maximum flexibility for future growth," said Edward Farrell, president of Resorts World Las Vegas.

"In light of the recent tragedy in Las Vegas, we are proud to be able to commence significant construction on our site as well as recommit ourselves to our local community,” he added.

"We thank the Genting Group for the opportunity to assist them in building this next generation resort on the Las Vegas Strip," said Bill Richardson, principal of WARB.  "We are proud to bring our years of experience in building mega resorts on time and on budget to Las Vegas's newest casino operator."

Farrell said work is being done to ready the site for further construction.

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