Yevgeny Prigogine continues to master the Crimea

Associated with “Putin’s cook,” the firm won contracts for the reconstruction of the communal infrastructure of the peninsula out of the competition.
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The Megaline company affiliated with Yevgeny Prigogine got a billion rubles from the budget allocated for the reconstruction of the Crimean facilities, which began to be developed under the Ukrainian authorities. Some construction projects then implied significantly smaller investments and not always public ones. Now, the federal targeted program provides for huge investments that give up without competition to “their people”, without worrying about the execution of contracts.

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The company “Megaline”, which the media associate with a close to the Russian top management businessman Yevgeny Prigogine, received four contracts for the reconstruction of the Crimean municipal infrastructure.

The facilities include a sewage pumping station and a water supply system in the Leninsky district, a water supply system for the new terminal of the airport in Simferopol. Contracts involve government investments in the amount of 1.025 billion rubles, and most of this money is allocated for the Federal Target Program for the Development of Crimea.

According to the Internet project “Project”, the projects went to Megaline in the absence of competitors, and it has been implementing them since 2017. “Tenders ran according to one scenario: first, the results were canceled or extended by consideration of applications by the FAS, and then the competition was held again and Megaline won it in an uncompetitive struggle, because by the second stage only three out of four were allowed this company, ”the journalists found out.

As indicated on the website of public procurement, the Megaline reconstructs the water supply system in the Leninsky district for 671.2 million rubles. There, by the end of this year, 71 km of pipes, through which water flows to more than 20 settlements, must be repaired.

In the same locality, a company connected with Yevgeny Prigogine had to build a sewage pumping station and a gravity sewer by the end of 2018, for which it was 113, 9 million rubles. True, the contract is still not fulfilled.

Also, the contract providing for the construction of a water supply system for the terminal of the Simferopol airport has been broken. Although a month was given for its execution, and the system should have earned by November 2017. “The contractor did not meet the deadline, and the customer, Voda Kryma SUE, terminated contracts for a total amount of 240.4 million rubles, follows from the documents posted on the public procurement website. But 90% of the work was paid to the contractor, ”the newspaper notes.

Ukrainian beginning

It is interesting that they tried to reconstruct these objects from the time when the peninsula was part of Ukraine. For example, according to the state order system, the Ukrainian authorities allocated money for the repair of the B-1 water pipeline, which is part of the Lenin water supply system, to the private enterprise Stroygarant. The object, which was partially reconstructed at the time of the annexation of the Crimea, should have been completed in 2016.

The Ukrainian authorities began to build water treatment facilities in the Leninsky district in 2009. The budget for the object went to 68.5 million UAH (269.5 million rubles at the rate of the Central Bank of the Russian Federation on the dates of the contracts). By the time the authorities changed the site, it was necessary to bring and connect the head computer and put it on the balance sheet of the Leninsky district, Crimean journalist Mikhail Dneprovsky said. According to him, after the annexation of the Crimea to Russia, a lot of things at the site were simply stolen.

Before the reconstruction of the airport in Simferopol, the hands of the Ukrainian authorities did not reach. But they planned to attract an investor to this work, namely the Dutch company Van den Akker Holding B.V., which was ready to invest 560 million UAH in the project (approximately 2.2 billion rubles). Under the new authorities, the object was reconstructed at the expense of the budget, investors - including the Bank “Russia” and the loan from the Russian National Commercial Bank. About 32 billion rubles were spent, which is 14 times more than the Dutch planned to spend.