Dominican Republic-Odebrecht saga festers

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Santo Domingo.- The Government is investigating a contract signed between the past administration of the Dominican of State Electric Utility (CDEEE) and the Brazilian company Odebrecht, with which the state agency assumes “responsibilities that should have been fulfilled by the construction consortium” of the Punta Catalina Power Plant. Energy and Mines Minister Antonio Almonte on Tue. said the agreement, signed on July 31, days before the change of government, includes a set of repairs and items to be purchased that “were the responsibility of Odebrecht, according to the contractor’s contract.” The official said they are trying to determine the total amount of said agreement, and that more than 2 million dollars has been identified in one item and another 2 million dollars in another item. “If you deliver the work […]

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