The director of the Yacyretá Binational Entity (EBY), Luis Benítez, stated that the measures adopted regarding the withdrawal of all the energy that corresponds to Paraguay from the Hydroelectric Power Plant, have to do with the very “subsistence” of the institution. as a company.
Benítez highlighted that, upon taking office last August, he found that The right bank was in a highly deficit situation, in part, because the Argentine side, as of May, dropped the disbursement from USD 18,000,000 to USD 10,000,000. which was allocated monthly to the Paraguayan part.
“With that disbursement of 10 million dollars that they were giving us, the first month we did not even manage to make the institution function, it is complicated. There are many social issues, health programs that are all stopped; So I explained that to my counterpart from the Argentine Republic and they told me that they were going to try, but it was not achieved,” he explained in conversation with 680 AM.
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“So we have spoken with the president of the Republic, the president of ANDE, and we have organized to withdraw the energy (from Yacyretá) and give it directly to ANDE and, through it, have at least the resources to be able to function. “, argument.
In this sense, he explained that yesterday, Paraguay did so, withdrawing 100% of the half of the energy that corresponds to it under the Yacyretá Treaty, signed on December 3, 1973.
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“This is also achieved according to the demand for energy consumption, when consumption drops it cannot always reach 100%, but from 10 in the morning to 10 at night, 100% is withdrawn,” he argued.