Guatemalan authorities declared a state of emergency because of the condition of the roads
The Council of Ministers of Guatemala declared an emergency situation on public roads that are located throughout the country, said in a message on Twitter the government, citing the words of President Jimmy Morales.
According to Morales, which are listed in the other message, to the destruction of roads in the country led to the connivance and corruption of the previous government.
“El colapso de la red vial es una consecuencia de la desatención y corrupción de gobiernos anteriores” – #PJM pic.twitter.com/ujK1szlXgm
— Gobierno Guatemala (@GuatemalaGob) 18 Jul 2017
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The Guatemalan leader also said about the bill, which, in particular, will provide an opportunity to abolish involved in corruption schemes construction company, the newspaper Prensa Libre. Another bill, announced by Morales, the reform of the public procurement system.
The road network, he said, destroyed mostly due to lack of maintenance.
The emergency decree on the roads comes into force on 18 July and will be valid for 30 days. For the execution of the decree will meet the Ministry of communications and housing (El Ministerio de Comunicaciones y Vivienda, CIV).