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Specialists assure that the trial for the Arazatí Project could take up to two years

Specialists assure that the trial for the Arazatí Project could take up to two years
Specialists assure that the trial for the Arazatí Project could take up to two years

The Federation of OSE Officials (FFOSE) and the Commission for the Defense of Water and Life They celebrated the decision of the Justice to apply a precautionary measure to the progress of the Arazati Project and assured that they will move forward with the trial against the National Administration of State Water Works (OSE), a process that could take up to two years.

This week the Judge Alejandro Recarey made way for a precautionary measure of “no innovation” and issued an interlocutory judgment ordering OSE not to sign the contract with the consortium Waters of Montevideo.

This decision was celebrated by FFOSE and the Commission in Defense of Water and Life who assured that they will go to trial for the project and that this precautionary measure would be in force throughout the process.

“We are going to trial, and this measure will remain in place until the trial is over; unless the court says otherwise, but as of today, this measure will remain in place until the trial, which could last one or two years, is over,” said the lawyer. Juan Ceretta.

“We are already starting to work to promote this trial, and of course also being attentive to the appeals that the defendants have announced that they are going to file – which we surely have to answer – and will be put to the consideration of the appeals court accordingly,” the lawyer added.

The celebration of those involved

After the ruling, the complainants celebrated the judge’s decision Recarey, from FFOSE They stressed that it is a struggle that has been going on for many years. “We are going to continue fighting it because evidently these attacks of privatization will continue,” said the vice president of FFOSE, Noelia Aysa.

For its part, the Commission for the Defense of Water also expressed its satisfaction with the precautionary measure. “The rights of consumers and those potentially affected have been protected,” it said. Anahit Aharonianmember of the commission, at a press conference.

What does the ruling state?

In his sentence to which he agreed AmbitRecarey assures that “there are grounds to assume that we may be facing a process of partial privatization of the public supply of drinking water”, in violation of article 47 of the Constitutionsince “it will be the private sector that designs, builds and maintains the raw water intake infrastructure of the Silver riverits initial analysis, its purification, and finally its transfer to Melilla (in Montevideo)”.

Likewise, the lawyer affirms that there are “serious indicative extremes”, which “lead to consider that it could be choosing to serve the population of the metropolitan area with water of lower quality than that which they could enjoy (coming from other cleaner sources). “.

For this and other things, Recarey resolved: “Accede to the requested measure of not innovating. And, on its merits, order OSE not to sign the contract with the Aguas de Montevideo consortium. This until an express judicial resolution is verified in Wrong Way”.

Source: Ambito

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