Executive names new OSE president, VP

Friday, March 11, 2011

Uruguay's executive branch has proposed a new president and VP of state-owned water utility OSE.

Milton Machado, the former head of sanitation infrastructure firm Consorcio Canario, is expected to take on the role of president, while OSE's current secretary-general Daoiz Uriarte will take on the role of new VP.

The proposed officials must be approved by Uruguayan legislators before taking over, which should happen in a month's time, according to a presidential release.

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President José Mujica asked former OSE president Carlos Colacce and VP Alicia Araújo to step down in February due to problems with coordination.