Khabarovsk governor orders to sell $1-million state-owned yacht
The yacht maintenance cost the regional budget 600.000 rubles ($9.000) a year.
Sergei Furgal, the governor of the Khabarovsk Region, ordered that the government yacht Viktoria valued at about $1 million be put out for bids, Interfax reported.
A representative of the regional government told the agency that the regional property fund would ensure the vessel is sold; the price not yet been announced.
The vessel is 22 meters long and six meters wide. The yacht is now kept at the shipyard and was supposed to be launched next year. According to the agency source, the yacht maintenance cost the regional budget 600.000 rubles ($9.000) a year.
Earlier, Furgal had suspended the public procurement of several items he believed “potentially scandalous”. The following things were seen as “wrong”: two office apartments worth 5.5 million rubles ($83.000) each, two cars worth 2.5 million rubles ($37.800) each, a multimedia system for the Information Policy Ministry worth 11 million rubles ($166.323), 10-million-rubles’ worth ($151.200) of office supplies and furniture, and carpeting.
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