Companies affected by Lava-Jato leave buildings by half or at a slow pace

bankruptcy puts R $ 3 bi works in at risk.
13/06/2016 14h15 - Updated 13/06/2016 14h15
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More than R $ 3 billions are sunk in public works sites that, until last year, contractors liability were now in bankruptcy protection after Wash Jet. Highways are waiting for duplication, works of urban mobility by half, as well as delays in construction of the largest plant in Latin America fertilizers, all with their construction stopped because of financial difficulties of construction as Mendes Júnior, OAS and Galvão Engenharia. In some states, these works are stopped for more than a year and no time to restart.

This is what happens in Recife. Modern BRT corridor, designed for the World Cup, operates today 30% of its capacity because 11 the 26 stations were not completed. Mendes Júnior abandoned the work in order to 2014, after receiving 80% budget (R$ 136 millions). We 12 km line, part of which was erected it is deteriorating by the time.

To raise the losses and what remains to be built, the government of Pernambuco hired a consulting firm for $ 310 one thousand. Only after that, a tender will be open to choose the construction that will end the work, more than three years behind. The new forecast is 2017. This same script will have to be followed with two other works (Extension Cup and contour BR 101) who were also the Mendes Junior, and in which were spent R $ 157 millions.

The delay in inaugurations is not the only negative effect of the termination of contracts that began still happen 2014 with construction companies that went into bankruptcy because of Lava-Jato. they take, mostly, the price increase works. Thus in Rio.


In addition to the Mendes Junior, three other construction companies are in bankruptcy: OASIS, Galvão Engenharia and Alumini. She is ordered to avoid bankruptcy when the company loses the ability to pay its debts. The approximately R $ 3 billion in still works identified by GLOBE in some states is only part of the estate left by these builders. Today, it represents more than all the money recovered by Lava-Jato.

One of flood control works in the Maracanã area - the diversion of Rio Joan to the Guanabara Bay, which will have the largest drainage tunnel storm waters in the country - will be 25% more expensive after the Mendes Junior dropped the work in 2014. Initially budgeted at R $ 193 millions, It will cost US $ 243 million with the signing of the Planova-Rual. The difference would to build ten kindergartens in the city.

The work did not get to stop because a company was hired on an emergency while rebidding was conducted. Even so, was delayed. originally scheduled for Copa, completion was for November. The city ensures that "there is no risk of flooding".

Residents who bought apartment in a condominium built by OAS around the Grêmio stadium, in Porto Alegre, They are unable to pick up the keys because the company did not end urbanization works in the surroundings. Estimated at R $ 100 millions, they were discontinued in 2015 and there is no sign of recovery. The city of Porto Alegre tries one last negotiation to avoid taking the damage.

- In 15 days we will have a budget that remains to be done and we will forward to the OAS. If there is no provision, we perform lawsuit - said the Attorney General of the municipality, Cristiane Costa Nery.

The work was a compromise of the OAS in exchange for building the stadium and explore it by 20 years. The arena was delivered, the main avenue of access was built, but, according to city officials, storm sewer and sewage network are to do. The OAS says it carried out several works and that the rest will be completed according to the schedule of bankruptcy.

It is also the promise to transform the BR 153, between Goiás and Tocantins, in a modern and safe highway, with duplicate and marked lanes. A year and a half after the federal grant to Galvão Engenharia, no work started. Several contractual obligations, as deliver 60 km doubled in the first year, They were not enforced. After termination of the contract of threats and attempt to pass the award for a third, a new proposal from the company will be examined by the Federal Audit Court.

- Galvão made a proposal to continue with the contract. Minister Moreira Franco (Secretary Investment Partnerships) said the government wants to avoid the contract because it would break the work take longer - said Mrs Josi Nunes (PMDB-TO).

Galvão says the investment was postponed because the BNDES did not grant a loan to it.

At the same time that took the BR 153, the construction was removed from the work of the largest factory of nitrogenous fertilizers in Latin America, in Três Lagoas (MS). Petrobras canceled the contract after the contractor has delayed payments to employees and suppliers. About R $ 3 billions are buried at construction site. The construction company filed a lawsuit against Petrobras, accusing it of not paying the consortium days. The state does not know what to do with the concrete skeleton.

Most road work São Paulo, the northern stretch of the Ring Road, It has also been affected. Mendes Júnior already interrupted work twice since last year. A work, which was already to be ready, It was postponed to 2017 and now will not leave before March 2018. About R $ 278,1 million was spent, e 38% the work, performed. Another road work that is being played on the shuttle base is the duplication of the BR 167 Mato Grosso. The work follows a slow pace - 20 km doubled in three years - but the toll booths have been installed. Mendes Junior left the service and left the work to other companies in the consortium.

The National Department of Transport Infrastructure (Dnit) He admitted to the newspaper Globo that the pace of work was reduced, but he said that the payments are up to date. Mendes Júnior did not speak.

Source: The globe

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