Thursday 24 June 2021

Odebrecht cut from airport bidding

ODEBRECHT, The Brazilian Construction  Company that gave major election campaign donations to the Panamenista Party via the man who is now manager of Tocumen SA . and the party’s   treasurer will be disqualified from bidding on upcoming airport contracts.

Tocument international airport in Panama

Carlos Duboy,  in the eye of a conflict of interest storm after confessing to knocking on Odebrecht’s door for donations, and now facing calls for his resignation from his post at the airport has assured that his administration will follow the guidelines established by the Executive, which disqualify the company from participating in public tenders. Reports La Prensa.

“We have spoken with the contractor about the impediment they have to attending the tenders for Tocumen, “said Duboy, who since April has been leading the terminal operations.

- Advertisement -

Engineers of the company, involved in one of the biggest corruption scandals

in Latin America over the payment of bribes to get state contracts, participated this month in two approval meetings held by the airport, as part of the process to bid for two contracts that total $8.8 million.

Duboy said that “having attended a certification meeting in the past week does not mean that they are going to present an offer or participate in a tender “, and added that if they did they would be disqualified.

Panama’s Administration  Attorney General, Rigoberto González, was more emphatic, reports La Prensa and said that the company should not participate in any public act, and should refrain from carrying out any management related to public events.

- Advertisement -

President Juan Carlos Varela has resisted calls for Duboy’s resignation after admitting to asking Odebrecht for donations to the ruling party’s campaign.

Article first appeared at Today Panama, click here to go there

- Advertisement -

FACT CHECK:
We strive for accuracy in its reports. But if you see something that doesn’t look right, send us an email. The Q reviews and updates its content regularly to ensure it’s accuracy.

Q24N
Q24N is an aggregator of news for Latin America. Reports from Mexico to the tip of Chile and Caribbean are sourced for our readers to find all their Latin America news in one place.

Related Articles

Carlos Alvarado: “Don Rodolfo has my confidence”

QCOSTARICA - President Carlos Alvarado said he has all the confidence...

Companies covered up defective asphalt

QCOSTARICA - The judicial file of the Cochinilla Case, on alleged...

MOST READ

OIJ investigation into road works corruption leads to inquiries in Panama

QCOSTARICA - The prestige of the company of some of the richest men in Costa Rica hangs by a thread. For many, the MECO...

Tourism sector depends on political will for recovery

QCOSTARICA - The future of tourism operators in Costa Rica depends on the political will to approve a package of bills that favors the...

Construction companies that paid alleged bribes would be disqualified for ten years

QCOSTARICA - If it is proven in a final judgment that they did pay bribes to Conavi officials, several companies could be disqualified from...

Will that be Cash or Sinpe Móvil?

QCOSTARICA - Sinpe Móvil is easy to use. From your phone, you can send money to friends, family and pay for things. Or receive...

Today’s Vehicle Restriction June 21: plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT circulate

Today, Monday, June 21, we are back to the two plates that cannot circulate, in today's case plates ending in 1 & 2 CANNOT...

Week immersed in passage of tropical wave, June Solstice and Veranillo

QCOSTARICA - Today, Monday, June 21, is the day of the year when the sun stays the longest on the horizon, therefore it is...

Tico tried to enter via San Jose airport with ¢93 million in cash

QCOSTARICA - A Costa Rican tried to enter the country through the Juan Santamaría International - San Jose Airport - with US$153,244 (the equivalent...

How to Continue Learning German If You Live in Berlin

Berlin is the place to be: the best parks, cinemas, concerts, and cultural life attract many students every year. COVID-19 has changed the situation...

Internet speed decreases during peaks in service

QCOSTARICA - Ever wonder why your surfing on the Internet slows down, to even a crawl, mainly in the evenings? This is due to...

WANT TO STAY UP TO DATE WITH THE LATEST!

Get our daily newsletter with the latest posts directly in your mailbox. Click on the subscribe and fill out the form. It's that simple!

Article first appeared at Today Panama, click here to go there

Log In

Forgot password?

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Add to Collection

No Collections

Here you'll find all collections you've created before.