Now, according to several local residents and activists, work has not been suspended. “On April 6, in the yard next to the construction site, they started cutting down 52 trees and 190 bushes for laying a heating main to this non-existent house,” says a local resident Nadezhda Chizhova. - We called the police, referred to the fact that the cutting board was not installed in advance, and that the cutting was not an urgent repair work, and this work cannot be carried out now. “The police did not do anything, the workers continued to cut down the trees.”
“Our residents, who used to go out to protests, lay down under the equipment, are now forced to sit at home and watch what is happening from the window,” Denis Shenderovich, a municipal deputy in the Kuntsevo district, is outraged. “Because of the violation of the self-isolation regime, people are already being detained in Moscow, and the builders are taking advantage of the fact that we cannot prevent them.”
Can you build everything?
Sergei Tsukasov, a municipal deputy in the Ostankino district, complained about the ongoing construction of Europe’s largest ferris wheel, 20 meters from the nearest residential buildings. “The Ferris wheel is not a hospital, not a strategic object during a pandemic,” complains Tsukasov. “Building entertainment facilities now is a feast during the plague.”
According to the deputy Shenderovich, the construction business is no different from any other, but it was the construction sites that were allowed to work during the pandemic. “We all are equal before the law, but some are more equal, everything is according to Orwell,” the deputy concludes.
Indeed, the construction business in connection with the epidemic received a number of concessions. Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the abolition of fines for construction companies that violate the deadlines for housing. The government also announced support for the construction industry among the sectors most affected by the crisis and approved a list of backbone enterprises, which included PIK Group, Samolet Group, LSR Group and other commercial developers. The authorities plan to monitor their financial condition and provide support, if necessary, which one is not indicated. And Deputy Prime Minister Marat Khusnullin has repeatedly stated that it is impossible to stop construction, including for technological reasons.
The head of one of the subcontracting organizations, commissioned by a large developer, explains that, in fact, there are a number of processes that cannot be stopped, such as concrete pouring. However, according to him, this is done quite quickly and does not require a large number of employees. “Freezing” the construction for a month or a half will not harm the building itself. Contagious profession
The Russian Ministry of Construction limited itself to recommendations for builders, which are very similar to those that metropolitan businessmen received more than a month ago: to measure the temperature of employees, maintain a distance, and not allow people living with “vulnerable persons” to objects.
“I have no idea how to control who lives and contacts with whom,” MP Andreeva is indignant. - Migrant workers, as a rule, live in dormitories in a room of 8-10 people, they have a common kitchen, one bathroom per floor. If one is infected, then everyone will get sick. ”
Residents of Kuntsevo tell the correspondent of the publication that in their area the builders do not even live in dormitories, but in working trailers, the construction site is not disinfected, and the employees themselves do not wear masks.