One thousand car bodies deteriorate in Venezuelan-Iranian auto plant

May 28, 2012 11:52 pm0 commentsViews: 1

El Universal


Questions and controversies concerning operations of the Venezuelan-Iranian auto plant Venirauto continue. According to opposition deputy Rodolfo Rodríguez, there are one thousand abandoned car bodies in the plant located in the state of Aragua (central Venezuela.)

“There are more than 1,000 abandoned car bodies in the backyard,” said the Venezuelan lawmaker (Democratic Action, AD), a member of the National Assembly’s Comptrollership Committee.

Rodríguez said that this is just one of the irregularities that have been found in the investigation made by a congressional committee into the situation of Venirauto.

“There is a huge parking lot that can be seen from the Central Regional Highway, in which there are hundreds of abandoned vehicles assembled since 2008 due to the lack of spare parts which are coming by boat from Iran. These cars are deteriorating due to the effects of sun, rain and dust,” the congressman insisted.

The National Assembly is investigating if Venirauto is causing “property damage” to the South American country.