Local September 12, 2016 | 7:47 am

Dominican Supreme Court rules for coal-fired coal plants

Santo Domingo.- The Supreme Court on Friday ruled againstan appeal filed by the energy group IMPE, which sought to annul the tender bythe Dominican Republic’s State-owned electric utility (CDEEE) to build thecoal-fired coal plants at Punta Catalina, southern Peravia province.

The appeal was filed before the 3rd Chamber againsta Superior Administrative Court (TSA) ruling which sought to annul entirebidding process.

Luis Miguel Pereyra, attorney for the CDEEE, said the rulingconfirms the lack of legal bases of the challenge filed by the IMPE. He saidthe foreign company that participated in the tender was China’s Gezhouba, the leadingwhich company formed part of the group IMPE, but the former never filed anyappeal in that case, “nor was it authorized.”

He said IMPE ventured to challenge the decision of its own volition,without being authorized, which he affirms it’s the reason behind the high courtruling. "What we have was a lack of quality and why it was declaredinadmissible."

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