The plenary session of Congress approved, with 106 votes in favor, zero against and two abstentions, the bill that will establish a legal framework that guarantees the reactivation of paralyzed public works in the country. The initiative was also exonerated from the second vote with 104 votes in favor.
The proposal, which brings together bills 791, 1759 and 1762, is focused on paralyzed works that are part of the investments of entities subject to the National System of Multiannual Programming and Investment Management. This approval seeks to stimulate economic activity and guarantee the effective provision of public services for the benefit of the population.
“Through the law under debate, paralyzed works can be reactivated throughout the country. That according to the latest report from the Comptroller General of the Republic, as of July 30 of this year, we have 2,346 paralyzed public works nationwide with an updated cost of more than S/ 29,732 million”, Héctor Ventura, president, had detailed. of the Supervisory Commission.
The initiative will apply to all the works that are executed under the State Procurement Law, that have a physical progress equal to or greater than 50% and that meet the following assumptions: the contract is in force, but without reporting physical execution for a period equal to or greater than six months or comes from a contract resolved or declared null.
It is considered that the stoppage includes situations of controversy, abandonment, deficiencies in the technical file, unforeseeable causes in the technical file or other unforeseeable situations that prevent the continuity of the work or its start-up.
Likewise, it is specified that public works whose paralysis is due to lack of a permit, license, definitive delivery of land or budget limitation are excluded from the application of the law, as well as when it is “technically or legally unfeasible to continue with the contractual execution of the construction site”.
It is detailed that the Investment Execution Unit (UEI) will be in charge of maintaining an updated inventory of all the works, which will serve to have a situational report and a list of paralyzed works.
In this way, every December 31, at the latest, the entity must publish the list of works that must be prioritized.
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