The Prosecutor’s Office described the events that occurred at the Los Colibríes construction site as a “Criminal Plan”

The Prosecutor’s Office described the events that occurred at the Los Colibríes construction site as a “Criminal Plan”
The Prosecutor’s Office described the events that occurred at the Los Colibríes construction site as a “Criminal Plan”

According to the 20th Sectional Prosecutor, between the months of March and April 2021, the former president of the Pereiranos, Carlos Maya, It would have apparently agreed with Juan Carlos Restrepo Restrepo, the then Secretary of Municipal Infrastructure (now deceased), and with Milton Hurtado. who served as operational director of infrastructure works and urban equipment, the processing and celebration of a contractual process with alleged cost overruns. The objective of this project was to contract the construction of 3,400 meters of roads that would include Los Colibrís Avenue.

Prosecutor 20 Sectional, José Ignacio Arias

The delegate of the Risaralda Sectional Prosecutor’s Office indicated that due to lack of resources for this work, which contemplated six lanes, and whose studies and designs were commissioned to the Diseños 2020 consortium, they would have agreed to tender only four of the six projected, and process a draft agreement before the Pereira Council, to commit future validity. Even despite not having the definitive studies delegated to the consortium.

During his speech, the The prosecuting body described the incident as a criminal plan, in which Restrepo and Hurtado were supposedly in charge of adhering to the work contractor, to build six lanes and not four as would be tendered, who would presumably accept all modifications to the contract made by the Mayor’s Office.

In exchange, they would supposedly benefit financially from new works that would be agreed upon with new lanes, surcharges, payment for greater amounts of work, and payment for amounts of works not executed.

Prosecutor 20 Sectional, José Ignacio Arias

Between March and April 2021, the Prosecutor’s Office said, it appears that Maya had ordered the public tender to be processed for the construction of four lanes with a length of 3,400 meters, despite the fact that the budget was not available, and that the studies and designs consultancy projects were still being developed by the contractor.

However, Milton Hurtado would have prepared the previous studies with preliminary information provided by the consultancy, allegedly varying the technical specifications, and altering the quantities of work, and not expressly determining the lanes that should be built. The work would take place in a maximum period of 18 months, and a value greater than $31 billion.

Prosecutor 20 Sectional, José Ignacio Arias

On August 27, 2021, the deceased, allegedly, awarded the contract to the Prosperidad Vial Cerritos Consortium, and on October 11, 2021, the work began; The Prosecutor was emphatic in stating that four days after starting the project, that is, on October 15, 2021, the consortium delivered to Milton Hurtado the definitive studies and designs, regarding Los Colibríes, which he would have hidden, essential to execute the work. .

Prosecutor 20 Sectional, José Ignacio Arias

The Prosecutor also mentioned that in October the The former president would have given the order to build six and not four lanes to the contractor, and change the overhead electrical networks to underground, which consists of a change in the contract, which, according to the authority, had to undergo a bidding process again, every time. that it was new work.

On May 10, 2023, the contract with the Consortium expired and according to the Prosecutor’s Office, it should be suspended to elect the auditor again through a merit-based contest. However, it appears that on May 17, 2023, they would have formed an extension with an altered date to give it continuity, this presumably with a new auditor who would have carried out a false audit.

Prosecutor 20 Sectional, José Ignacio Arias

These among other facts narrated by the Prosecutor during the hearing for the charging of charges, in which an alleged payment worth $100 million to accelerate environmental permits, and advance payments of more than $3 billion, were the argument to link these three people to the process, and three others who today are free waiting to be called to court.

More details about this investigation will be released by the Prosecutor’s Office as the judicial process progresses, all the letters have not yet been uncovered by the prosecuting entity.

 
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