Water supply system in Komsomolsk-on-Amur requires 400 more million roubles

To complete the construction of the underground water intake complex in Komsomolsk-on-Amur, additional costs will amount to 400 million rubles. This was announced on May 21 by TASS with reference to the deputy director for capital construction of Municipal Unitary Enterprise Gorvodokanal of Komsomolsk-on-Amur Alexander Shein.

Water supply system
Water supply system

“The last years of trying to launch the complex went according to a long-term plan for integrated socio-economic development in Komsomolsk-on-Amur. The necessary activities were funded and completed. Later the Town Planning Code of the Russian Federation changed and commissioning of the complex became impossible because several additional environmental requirements were introduced. The design changes required documentation and re-passage of the state examination. About 400 million rubles are needed for the input”, said Shein.

The construction of the underground water intake began 15 years ago, in 2005, when the explosion at a Chinese chemical plant resulted in the pollution of the Amur’s water with benzene. Nevertheless, despite such a serious problem, the construction was delayed due to constant problems with financing.

In Russia there is a decent number of long-term construction projects with budget that have gone beyond the reasonable. The most famous example is the Zenit Arena, which was built for 10 years, spent 45 billion rubles, and in the end they stole so much that they had to dump the problems that had appeared on birds.

Such cases, over and over again, demonstrate the whole rotten essence of the current bureaucracy, which for decades has quietly plundered budget money and does not bear any punishment for it. All this involuntarily leads people to think – if the system cannot defeat corruption in any way, is corruption an integral part of this system?

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