Deputies ask Chinchilla to intervene in border trail case

Unanimously, the members of the Control Commission Income and Expenditure agreed to ask the president Laura Chinchilla intervene the National Roads Authority (Conavi) to irregularities in the construction of the trail parallel to the river San Juan.

The legislators received this morning the director of procurement, Arturo Alvarado Moya and Vial Director of Contracting, Luis Gerardo Leiva, director of the Comptroller of the Conavi, Alicia Padilla Duarte.

Officials said they did not know of the execution of the work is handled by an emergency decree of the Executive Branch.

“Conavi intervention must be imminent, especially when the government is still wandering in the appointment of a Minister of Public Works and Transport (MPWT),” said the president of the Supervisory Board of revenues and expenditures, Rep. Patricia Perez Hegg .

The work, which in theory will connect towns north of the country, this is to not dependent on navigation on the San Juan River Nicaragua, had an investment of ¢ 21,500 million between 2010 and 2011.

The project figured as the star of the Government plan, with differences with the government of Daniel Ortega, after in October 2010 Presidential House denounced an invasion army Calero on the island unique.

In Presidential House claim that this process requiring deputies already begun.

“This intervention began many months ago”, said Communications Minister, Francisco Chacon, when he said that since the own president, Laura Chinchilla, uncovered the scandal, we proceeded with the dismissal of the Minister of Transport, Francisco Chacon and Conavi director, Carlos Acosta.

Chacon said the Government Council: “we are agree, Conavi intervene, is a process that has already begun.”

At the same meeting, Chacón announced that the Acting Minister Rodrigo Rivera, will head the MOPT for 15 days.

This case is also under investigation by the Attorney General’s Office.