Government discusses legal options for supply process to respond to floods

Wed. 18 of March of 2020, 14:31h

The Infrastructure Fund Board of Directors met today, March 18, with the Technical Working Group to respond to the impacts of last Friday's floods, to discuss the legal options for the procurement process of necessary interventions to deal with the damage caused by the floods.

The interventions planned seek to restore road mobility, continue to provide electricity safely and ensure the repair of damaged water supply systems, and, above all, carry out urgent work of drainage cleaning, normalization of streams and silt removal as well as construction of retaining walls that prevent the events of last Friday from repeating during this rainy season.

The Working Group is composed of the General Directorate of Public Works that leads it through its Director General, and includes the National Development Agency, the General Directorate of Water and Sanitation, the Institute of Equipment Management, I.P. and the Commission National Procurement System.

The extraordinary measures needed for the rehabilitation of flood-affected areas were also discussed at this morning's Council of Ministers meeting.

The Working Party will prepare the detailed list and its reasons for urgent interventions to be carried out for further approval of the respective procurement process.

The meeting was attended by the Minister of Legislative Reform and Parliamentary Affairs, Fidelis  Manuel Leite Magalhães, replacing the Minister of Planning and Strategic Investment, the Minister of Finance in Office, Sara Lobo Brites, the Minister of Public Works, Salvador Soares dos Reis Pires, the Minister of Transport and Communications, José  Agustinho da Silva, the Director of the Secretariat of Major Projects (SGP),  Krispim  Fernandes, the Director General of National Development Authority (ADN), Samuel Marçal, the Director General of the National Procurement Commission, Aniceto do Rosário, the Director General of Water and Sanitation, Gustavo da Cruz, the Director General of Electricity, Arlinda Miranda, the Director General of Public Works, Rui Guterres and legal advisors of the Office of the Prime Minister, the Presidency of the Council of Ministers and the Ministry of Public Works.