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Chile's environmental evaluation service SEA decided to lift a suspension on the environmental impact study process for the El Salto-Príncipe de Gales stretch of the Américo Vespucio beltway in capital Santiago.
The regulator had previously put the application for the US$900mn project on hold, while awaiting the results of an investigation into alleged links between an SEA employee and the concessionaire, Sociedad Concesionaria Vespucio Oriente (AVO).
AVO successfully appealed to SEA, arguing the suspension could have a negative impact on the project.
Explaining its decision, SEA said the law prohibits it from taking measures that can cause "grave or irreparable harm" to the interested parties.