Vicious circle: 57 billion rubles for the Kerch bridge suspended on customer accounts

As it became known to Forbes, the transfer of the contract for the construction of the bridge to the Crimea to treasury support, which caused the suspencion in funding the bridge, is delayed.
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The list of differences departments on the translation of the contract for the construction of the bridge Kerch on treasury support went to the "second circle" agreements, and Rosavtodor accounts in the Treasury hovered 57 billion rubles, became known Forbes.

The representative of the Ministry of Transport of Forbes said, that on the treasury account of the customer of construction of the bridge Kerch PKU Uprdor "Taman" (the structure of "Federal Road Agency") is more than 57 billion rubles, intended for the payment of the contract with the company "Stroygazmontazh" in 2016. This was confirmed by the press service of the Federal Road Agency. But the money still can not bring to the contractor specifies Forbes interlocutors: "Payment will start immediately after the completion of contract transfer procedures on treasury support."

In early June, the representative of the Ministry of Transport told Forbes, that all documents are directed to go to the government and will be approved before the end of June.

Forbes A source close to "Rosavtodor", argues that changes in the order of Artoitelstve Kerch bridge will not be signed by July 1: approval is delayed because the Ministry of Finance, the customer and the contractor can not agree on the terms of treasury support. "The paper went to the second round", - complains Forbes said.

According to him, the Finance Ministry insists that the accounts of the Treasury should open subcontractors at all levels, and the customer and "Stroygazmontazh" offer only the first two - that is, by the SGM and his daughter "SGM-Most", which is directly involved in the project. The rest of the calculations, in their opinion, should control the accompanying bank, says Forbes said.

What are the differences - in the depths of treasury support, confirmed by a federal official. According to him, in the mixed form of longer insists SGM. A company spokesman did not respond to questions about Forbes differences, as did the Ministry of Transport and "Rosavtodor".

According to federal officials, if the Ministry, the customer and the contractor fail to agree, the question can be put to a meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak, who oversees construction.

Kozak's spokesman declined to comment on the possibility. He added that the lack of funding at the construction site is not, and the works are on schedule. Finance Ministry press service could not provide comment Forbes operational and Economic Development representative asked to contact the government.

The representative of "Stroygazmontazh" reported that last year paid an advance in the amount of 48.9 billion rubles will be enough to start work performed payment.

Last SGM transferred money in December 2015. According to the portal of public procurement, in 2016 SGM presented for payment of work performed on the 5.7 billion rubles.

In late May, CEO Andrei Kirilenko had warned the Ministry of Transport and "Road Service", which is building a bridge across the Kerch Strait there was a "very critical situation" and complained of funding delays (a letter is at Forbes). He wrote that the reason for the delay in the "peculiarities of banking and treasury planned maintenance" and asked to solve the problem. Otherwise, SGM can not build a bridge planned pace and invest inpurchase of expensive construction equipment, Kirilenko pointed out.

The government in February decided that the bridge project after leaving the expertise to service the contract will be the Treasury, not the bank, as previously thought. Thus, according to officials, the expenditure of the project funds will become more transparent and more efficient. In mid-June the Minister of Transport Maxim Sokolov, commenting on the letter Tass Kirilenko said: "We are, in fact, from the" Stroygazmontazh "some specifics have not seen, except for the fact that they have expressed some discomfort during the transition to this system. They have enough money. "

Kerch bridge will connect the peninsula of Crimea and Krasnodar region in December 2018, while on it will open the labor movement. Finally, plan to hand over the object at the end of 2019. Construction of a 19 km long bridge will cost budget of 212.5 billion rubles (in prices of 2015).

"Stroygazmontazh" Arkady Rotenberg 75 without a tender to choose a single contractor contract for the design and construction of the bridge Kerch in January 2015. State contract with the company was signed February 17, 2015 tha. Then Rotenberg said in an interview with "Kommersant" that refers to the construction of the bridge is not as a way to earn money, but as an opportunity to make a "contribution to the development of the country." The representative did not respond Rothenberg Forbes, if the billionaire will personally intervene in the problem of the transition to treasury support.