The investigation commission of Chinese companies interrogated former President Pedro Castillo for one hour and 20 minutes in Diroes prison for allegedly ordering the delivery by the Ministry of Transportation of 17 jobs worth S$1,771 million to Chinese companies. They will summon the former holders of that portfolio to make their defenses.
During the interrogation, former President Castillo said that he ordered his former Prime Minister, Aníbal Torres, to communicate with Comptroller Nelson Shack to address the inspection of the works done by Chinese companies. To verify this information, the investigation commission will continue to summon them to testify before the commission.
The commission identified—reported in a statement—the three alleged criminal organizations within the state apparatus between the periods 2018 and 2022.
The alleged favoring of 93 jobs to 13 Chinese companies between the governments of the years 2018 and 2022 in the MTC, worth almost S/10 billion, is the central issue of the congressional investigative group.
Pedro Castillo’s mandate is second to that of the governments, where Chinese companies benefit from the most contracts in the transportation portfolio. First, there is the administration of former president Martín Vizcarra, with 54 works worth about S/3,951 million. In third place is Francisco Sagasti, with 13 contracts worth S/1,759 million, and ending the list is Manuel Merino, with a contract worth S/205 million.
As confirmed by Perú21, the former Minister of Economy of the PPK government, Alfredo Thorne, has been summoned to testify in this case tomorrow, Friday, at 2:00 p.m.