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Government of Mexico City cancels DNV contract due to conflict of interest

Mexico City, Mexico — The Government of Mexico City has voided the third report made by DNV regarding the city’s Line 12 metro collapse. On Wednesday, Mexico City Mayor Claudia Sheinbaum along with officials from Civil Protection, reported a conflict of interest in the Norwegian company’s latest report.

In a press conference Wednesday, Sheinbaum said they have disqualified the report and decided not to publish it due to a “conflict of interest”. She said the conflicts were with the agency Mexicans Against Corruption and included a series of technical irregularities found in their report. She says they did not carry out root-cause analysis with “their own methodology.”

Sheinbaum stated there is also a conflict of interest with a lawyer who “has litigated against President Andrés Manuel López Obrador”, and who she said, is linked to the DNV company.

The head of Mexico City said that the Secretariat for Comprehensive Risk Management and Civil Protection began the task of terminating their contract weeks ago, but due to the procedure, had not commented on it until now.

She also said that the third report of DNV failed to comply with the requested specifications while acknowledging that their first two reports did.