The Bolivian government has announced that it will file arbitration against Spanish company IME Consulting next week for breach of contract related to the purchase of 170 respirators for which the country’s authorities paid additional costs.
“We have ordered that the arbitration request, which was concluded today, be submitted,” said Bolivian Justice Minister Álvaro Coimbra this Thursday, stating that it is expected to be presented on Monday “so that arbitration can be initiated.” who obeyed and who did not obey “.
The minister defended that the Bolivian government had fulfilled its part of the treaty. With this lawsuit, she seeks to recover the $ 2.2 million for the payment of 50 percent of the cost of the coronavirus pandemic effort.
“We are sure that the Bolivian state has met the requirements and that the company that did not meet the requirements beyond the bid,” said Coimbra, according to local media reports.