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Julius Binder quits top job at Vodohospodárska Výstavba

Július Binder, the general director of dam builder Vodohospodarska Vystavba (VVB), quit his job amidst parliamentary discussion of long-standing neglect and mismanagment of the Gabčíkovo dam on the Danube River, a project which is managed by VVB.

In late January, the cabinet discussed a report on the present condition of the locks at the Gabčíkovo waterworks. The classified report cited technical problems with the giant dam, including water leaks into the locks, that had existed and remained untreated for years. The cabinet ascribed the problems to negligence on the part of the responsible institutions. The Interior Minister and General Prosecutor have already taken action in the case.

Binder said he was "fed up with the situation where one person is responsible for the quality of Gabčíkovo while others take advantage of it." Binder also claims that energy producer Slovenské Elektrárne's ownership of the hydropower part of Gabčíkovo is a violation both of Slovak law and of the verdict of the International Court of Justice in the Hague.

Binder is a deputy for the opposition Movement for a Democratic Slovakia (HZDS).

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