Local June 12, 2023 | 9:38 am

Construction that collapsed in San Cristóbal did not have blueprints or a license

The Ministry of Housing and Buildings (MIVED) has revealed that the construction that collapsed in the Villa Valdez sector in San Cristóbal last Friday did not have plans or a license. In a press release issued on Monday, the ministry highlighted the use of low-quality concrete in the construction’s main columns and the absence of streamers in the masonry walls and confinement areas in the beams.

The ministry emphasized that the builders had committed serious faults and stated that all necessary legal actions would be taken to ensure the well-being and safety of those affected. The evidence collected will be presented to the Public Ministry to hold the responsible parties accountable for their failure to comply with established regulations. The document also highlighted the material damages and potential dangers caused by their actions.

The ministry strongly condemned the practice of illegal construction and urged individuals planning construction works to fully understand and comply with all the requirements set forth by the current laws. They called upon society as a whole to report any construction projects that do not comply with approvals, permits, and site licenses.

It is essential to prioritize adherence to construction regulations to safeguard the safety and well-being of individuals and prevent further incidents of this nature.


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Paul Tierney
June 12, 2023 12:28 pm

No blueprints or permits for construction in the RD is not unusual. There are builders wanting to save construction costs in any manner they can. Their avoiding the expenses of complying with rules and regulations is one manner. Some take advantage of corruptible officials by passing on favors for favors as the cheaper envelope to produce savings vs complying.