PARIS -(Dow Jones)- The city council of Paris plans to sue the defense ministry in a bid to get a local court to cancel the construction license of its new headquarters, due to be constructed south of Paris by French conglomerate Bouygues SA (EN.FR), Le Figaro newspaper reports on its website Tuesday.
The city council wants to cancel the project as it says it doesn't take into account several requirements set when the license was originally approved, including the relocation of a garage for the city's buses.
The French defense ministry plans to move all its offices to a single location planned to be the equivalent of the U.S. Pentagon and hired Bouygues to build and operate the compound for 27 years in a contract estimated to be worth between EUR2.7 billion and EUR3.5 billion.
No officials at the city council and the defense ministry were immediately available for comment.
Full story: http://www.lefigaro.fr
-By Paris Bureau, Dow Jones Newswires; 33-1-4017 1740
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April 03, 2012 05:06 ET (09:06 GMT)
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