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Mayor says concession granted to Playa del Carmen garbage collection company was due to urgency

Playa del Carmen, Q.R. — Campos says the direct concession award given to the garbage collection agency for the city was due to urgency. Mayor Lili Campos says that the city acted in accordance within the law in contracting the collection and transfer service of Solidaridad garbage.

Her justification came after local media questioned the sudden granted concession, which is generally awarded after public tender. However, the mayor said that the health emergency forced the government to hire external services.

She noted that the hiring of that company has been made transparent under the file DPM / AD / SER / 060/2021, which refers to a company with extensive experience in the field of public services.

She said the decision was made in order to solve the health emergency that the previous administration generated due to the shortage and bad condition of garbage collection trucks.

Campos stated that the company Electrotaller Industrial and Comercial El Rural SA de CV was hired to run the 35 city-owned collection trucks, which offers more services for a lesser cost than the 11 million pesos-per-month that was being paid by the previous administration.

The Playa del Carmen mayor said that when she took over, only eight units were in operation and that it was of utmost importance to make use of this normative clause, which, she stresses, has been fully adhered to.

The Law of Acquisitions, Leases and Provision of Services Related to Personal Property of the State of Quintana Roo, as indicated in article 33, section VI:

“When the social order, the economy, public services, health, safety or the environment of any zone or region of the State are endangered or altered, as a consequence of disasters produced by natural phenomena, due to acts of God or force majeure, or there are circumstances that may cause significant additional losses or costs.”