Lima | July 20, 2011 [ 11:37 ]
Peru’s Alan Garcia responds to criticism over electric trainLivinginPeru.com
|Lima Metro (Photo:Andina/Vidal Tarqui)
Peru’s president, Alan Garcia, responded to criticism leveled against the electric train’s infrastructure and over-budget costs.
Earlier in the week, it was reported that inspections conducted by Peru’s comptroller general, Fuad Khoury, had revealed the electric train had a higher cost than originally budgeted and had faults in it’s infrastructure.
Khoury had told local radio that the train was around $100 Million over-budget, 26.5% more than expected.
According to an article, published in El Comercio, García said "budgets are always references, no matter how accurate they are."
Futhermore, García stated that "if there is a safe building in Lima, it’s the electric train, which is made to withstand earthquakes of over 9 degrees magnitude."
# t i m says :
July 20, 2011 [ 18:46 ]
Sounds like a normal U.S. government scale contract that used to be finished with some problems. Usually, problems that are not publicized. The D.C. metro stared on a very small scale. Now, this metro system covers a bunch more kilometers.
# Eva LuX says :
July 21, 2011 [ 10:15 ]
it covers a pretty good distance! Line 1 runs through several districts and is a little over 13 miles. It's pretty much the legnth of Manhattan! Good job Alan! :)Add your comment