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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:47 PM

Mexico's richest man to rebuild, pay for collapsed subway

JUNE 30, 2021

MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s richest man has pledged to rebuild and pay for a segment of a Mexico City subway line that collapsed on May, killing 26 people, President Andrés Manuel López Obrador said Wednesday.

López Obrador said telecom and construction magnate Carlos Slim has promised to pay for the rebuilding out of his own pocket and have it back in service in a year. One of his companies had originally built much of the section where the collapse occurred.

“He is going to take charge of rebuilding the whole stretch, being careful to ensure it is safe enough, without any cost to the public,” the president said.

“He is going to pay for everything, he promised,” López Obrador said. “He is not going to wait for the legal question (to be resolved), so that it can be back up and working for the benifit of the public again in one year.”

One of Slim’s companies largely built the troubled section of the Line 12 subway. Slim has denied there were construction defects, but a study by an outside certification company cited poor welds in studs that joined steel support beams to a concrete layer supporting the track bed.


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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 07:53 PM

1. To me it seems like

He isn't doing this out of the goodness of his heart. But because his construction company fucked up the original construction.

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Wed Jun 30, 2021, 09:05 PM

2. He takes shortcuts, it seems, doesn't it? Taxpayers pay the price in many ways.

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