The reforms give the DOM the possibility of participating as a bidder in cases regulated by the Public Procurement Law.
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San Salvador. After defending the modality of execution of road infrastructure through the Municipal Works Directorate (DOM), the secretary of the Board of Directors of the Legislative Assembly, Elisa Rosales, blamed past administrations for the evident deterioration of the national road network.
The legislator pointed out that Arena and the FMLN do not have the solvency to criticize the decisions that are being made to improve the road infrastructure and recalled that these opposition parties “in the past only dedicated themselves to laying the first stone of the work, but never they finished it The funds were used for other purposes.
In the last plenary session of the Legislative Assembly, reforms to the Law for the Creation of the Municipal Works Directorate were approved, after the motion was presented, through the New Ideas bench.
The reforms grant the DOM the possibility of participating as a bidder in cases regulated by the Public Procurement Law, when it has a shareholding in a variable capital corporation or in a corporation with social and state responsibility.
Deputy Rosales specified that, with the approval of reforms to the Law for the Creation of the Municipal Works Directorate, the elimination of corruption mechanisms that existed during past administrations has also been completed.
Today the Municipal Works Directorate (DOM) “is carrying out infrastructure projects. In the past, they never maintained our road network, but now the institution has carried out complete resurfacing works,” said the legislator.
He pointed out that as the projects progress, it is necessary to update the regulatory frameworks and that is exactly what has been done. In addition, the new law incorporates as subjects of application of the Public Procurement Law, the Fund for Civil Protection, Disaster Prevention and Mitigation (Fopromid) and the Salvadoran Fund for Pre-investment Studies (Fosep).