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Santo Domingo.- The Superior Administrative Court (TSA) on Wednesday ordered the suspension of the call for tenders to build two coal-fired power plants, until a challenge of the process is heard.

Presiding judge Delfina Leon ruled a request for an injunction submitted by the Gezhouba Group Company Ltd., against the State-owned Electric Utility’s tender committee, Odebrecht Tecnimont and the Government Purchasing Dept., in addition to a challenged filed by Consorcio Impe.

The judge ruled that the CDEEE’s call for tenders for the power plants’ construction “generated an inconsistency with the value approved by the General State Budget.”

It notes that although article 52 of the call for tenders sets the maximum value at US$1.5 billion for the work, the documentation reveals that it was assigned for US$2.4 billion, an inconsistency which the records provided doesn’t justify.

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Written by: zooma, 14 Aug 2014 7:52 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

The story is the Chinese tendered a bid that is less than half that of Odebrecht. It suggests the Chinese really underbid the process or on the other hand the Brazilians overbid with the intention distribute the gains among its friends.

You be the judge.

Written by: bernies, 14 Aug 2014 8:33 AM
From: Dominican Republic, Juan Dolio
This is wrong, how can the government signs a deal of 1.5 billion and now is showing that is up to 2.4 billions when the project hasn't even started. This means that at the end we the taxpayer will be paying something around 4.5 billions or 200% more than what is was projected.

Justice has been served again.
Written by: Perception, 14 Aug 2014 9:32 AM
From: United States
(state own'ed) operated.

Consorcio Impregilo - OHL operates as a subsidiary of Impregilo "Colombia SAS".



US$900,000,000 Over Budgeted.!!!



"Take IT to the Limit ONE more T I M E".




L00King.***
Written by: josean, 14 Aug 2014 9:38 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


"This is wrong, how can the government signs a deal of 1.5 billion and now is showing that is up to 2.4 billions when the project hasn't even started. This means that at the end we the taxpayer will be paying something around 4.5 billions or 200% more than what is was projected."


That's how the PLD MAFIA fills it's Coffers!



Written by: anthonyC, 14 Aug 2014 9:57 AM
From: United States


Oh Oh


Somebody forgot to pay somebody off


Written by: zooma, 14 Aug 2014 10:06 AM
From: United States, and Dominican Republic

The DR is not the only country incompetent in these types of public works projects. The Boston "Big Dig" project was initially contracted at 1982 dollars of $.2.8 billion. The work began in 1991 and ended in 2006 at a cost of $14.6 billion.

Go Figure?

Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: josearias, 14 Aug 2014 11:53 AM
From: United States
Mr zooma. I respect your point of view. But don't compare Boston Big Dig With this corrupts official. In the RD. There's not a federal government like in USA. Who step in and help finished that project. .In DR YOU HAVE SENATORS AND DIPUTIES THAT SERVES YOU IF YOU WANT TO CALL IT THAT WAY FOR 4 AND 2 YEARS. WHEN THEY ARE DON'T WITH THERE RUN. THEY MAKE OR TRY TO MAKE SURE NEVER GO TO WORKS FOR NOBODY. ( HOW MANY OF THEN GO BACK TO UNIVERSITY OR LAW FIRM) . THE BASS MAJORITIES CAN BECAUSE OF CORRUPTION. HERE IN USA IF PRUVEM YOU GO TO JAIL AND confiscate everything you own until is paid for.
Written by: letsbereal1, 14 Aug 2014 12:11 PM
From: United States
Coal powered plant is the worst thing that can happen to DR because of sulfur pollution, etc... The government should spend the money on alternative energy. having said that we cannot compare Chinese bids with other bids because Chinese usually bring their own technicians for the projects and the locals never get the proper training. So the government has to ensure that training and proper maintenance is part of the contract.
Written by: letsbereal1, 14 Aug 2014 12:17 PM
From: United States
Let's not be naive, Corruption is corruption. The Boston Big Dig was a 2 billion dollars contract that became a 12 billion dollars one, who end up paying for it? The people. I don't recall anybody going to jail for that. So any major project like this will have its overrun and corruption even if it was done in China.
Written by: Tomas, 14 Aug 2014 12:19 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Cabrera
The good news is that the project is halted.
Look into solar, wind & huge storage batteries for nighttime.
A lot cheaper. Ever buy a million tons of coal?
Costs a lot more than sunshine & a breeze!
FREE DELIVERY too.
Written by: gomas, 14 Aug 2014 2:55 PM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
I am all for wind power.
Written by: ramapo13, 14 Aug 2014 4:41 PM
From: United States
Those of you who advocate for solar, wind, alternative energy sources are 110 % correct.....not only will you pollute your own air you will contribute to the climate change already devastating many parts of the world if you continue to use coal for your energy source.
Written by: hellborn25, 14 Aug 2014 8:59 PM
From: United States, New Jersey Home of the brave.
Oh great this will be more bulletin material for the dominican watchdog website to use against Dominicans
Written by: TontoDominicano, 14 Aug 2014 11:37 PM
From: Dominican Republic, Santo Domingo
Este proyecto a estado plagado de inconsistencias, y creemos sera mucho mas dificil aun despues de entrar en litigios legales y una sentencia deteniedo el proyecto, conseguir financiamiento, pues los arganismos multilaterales norteamericanos y Europeos no esta financiando plantas de carbon. por ser el combustible fosil mas contaminante, que esta afectando el mundo con el calentamiento global, eso de cualquier manera retrasara mas aun la instalacion de nueva generacion con la participacion del estado, cosa suponemos alegrara a los generadores que se oponen a esa competencia. y mantendran su pingues margenes de beneficios, en los contratos que vencen en el 2016 y el gobierno debera firman en franca desventaja, Deben dar facilidades reales a la inversion extranjera a incursionar en la generacion, sin poner las trabas que regularmente ponen. Se dice una cosa y se hace otra. INTERESES....y no los del pueblo dominicano....
Written by: letsbereal1, 15 Aug 2014 12:20 AM
From: United States
One need to ask since there is abundance of coal in the US why very few if any new plants are being built in the US. Who is financing this project in DR and for what purpose? Sound like someone wants a market for Wyoming, West Virginia, and Kentucky's coal. Mobilize, it's a terrible idea, not in our backyard.
Written by: josean, 15 Aug 2014 2:49 AM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016


pues los "arganismos" multilaterales ?


gobierno debera "firman"?






Written by: gomas, 15 Aug 2014 7:02 AM
From: Dominican Republic, puerto plata
New coal plants are not dead in the USA yet. They have some new ones about to start. Many are being converted to Gas because its gotten so cheap. coal is not real expensive either if a country has it. I am all for wind here in RD. If we had coal I would use it but we do not. so why build something we have to import.. wind mills are killing birds but what do you do.
Written by: ohhhvictor, 15 Aug 2014 1:36 PM
From: United States


Jose-Anus....


Now say "perejil"


:)
Written by: josean, 15 Aug 2014 4:19 PM
From: United States, Fighting the Dictatorship of the Narco PLD Mafia; Guillermo Moreno President 2016




I prefer.......Tu Madre!




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