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Construction of nuclear plant in Argentina halted because of late payments

December 2, 2019

Construction has stopped in a nuclear plant in Argentina because the government is late in its payments to the contractors.

Late government payments are an endemic problem in the construction industry and in many countries as governments run low on cash towards the end of the year.

RIABU’s Simon Littlewood and Mark Laudi dare to ask the question that is on everyone’s mind when they read about this - what happens when contractors don’t get paid? They do shoddy work. What happens when there’s shoddy work in a nuclear plant?