Spain, France protest Australia’s Victorian gov’t over broken road promise

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Spain, France protest Australia’s Victorian gov’t over broken road promise Xinhua News Agency on Apr 13, 2015 @ 10:40 PM

Melbourne, April 14 (Xinhua) — Australia’s Victorian government has faced criticism from Spanish and French government representatives regarding the decision to dump the controversial East West Link road plan on Tuesday.

French company Bouygues and Spanish company Acciona were given the rights to build the 5.17 billion U.S dollar toll road back in September 2014, but the plan was put on hold indefinitely by the state Labor government which came to power last November.

Victorian Treasurer Tim Pallas confirmed that he had received a complaint from the Spanish and French embassies, but he said the government would remain “resolute” in its decision not to go ahead with the plan.