TI calls on government not to select winner in clean-up tender

06-09-2011

The Czech branch of Transparency International has called on the government to close a multi-billion environmental clean-up tender, without selecting a winner, citing an enormous corruption risk. The multi-billion crown tender on the clean-up of environmental damage inflicted in past decades in over 500 Czech localities would be the biggest ever commission awarded by the Czech government. It has been criticized for lack of transparency and a great risk of corruption. The government last week appointed a new nine-member commission to asses the offers of the three companies who made the shortlist- Geosan Group, Marius Pedersen Engineering and Environmental Services. A decision is expected later this month.