Funding for the construction of a bridge to Crimea across the Kerch Strait was suspended due to bureaucratic delays.
This writes Forbes, citing a letter to the General Director of the contractor company “stroygazmontazh” Andrei Kirilenko to the Ministry of transport and Rosavtodor.
The text notes that “SGM” can not carry out the construction of the bridge previously planned pace, and also invest in expensive equipment because of delays in payment of work performed. In turn, Forbes cites data of the public procurement system, under which the last time “SGM” were paid for work performed in December 2015.
Only in 2015 the contractor received 48.9 billion. The Ministry of transport and Rosavtodor confirm the receipt of the letter from the head of the “SGM”.
With regard to the financing of 2016, constituting in accordance with the plan of 65.4 billion rubles, the allocation was suspended due to bureaucratic procedures.
According to the publication, due to the fact that this year major state construction projects have started to translate from the extended banking services to the Treasury. Because of this, allocated from the state budget funds for the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait contractors will receive only after the state contract will be transferred to the Treasury support.
According to the representative of the Ministry of transport, the documents submitted to the government. The change must approve before the end of June 2016. May 17, Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak has accused intermediaries of the construction of a bridge across the Kerch Strait in the overpricing of building materials. According to him, for solving this problem, a draft Federal law to monitor construction cost estimates. On the same day began the construction of the offshore portion of the bridge. Until then the building was only on land.
The bridge across the Kerch Strait length of 19 miles have become the longest in Russia and to connect the Crimean Peninsula with the mainland by road and Railways.