Billion-ruble contracts under renovation program granted to Khusnullin's acquaintances

Billion-ruble contracts under renovation program granted to Khusnullin's acquaintances
Marat Khusnullin

The Moscow Government has already held more than fifty tenders for the construction of houses, which later were included in the renovation program. Most of the contracts were won by longtime acquaintances and countrymen of the vice mayor of the capital.

Friends of the vice-mayor for urban development policy and construction, Marat Khusnullin, will earn good money for the renovation program launched by the authorities of the Russian capital this year. This is the conclusion to which the publication Medusa came after analyzing the results of 51 competitions for the construction of houses that were included in the program.

As the publication writes, the majority of contracts were received by the companies owned by fellow countrymen or longtime acquaintances of the vice-mayor. Thus, all tenders were held under the control of the city's Civil Construction Administration (UGS), which was established in 2011 on Khusnullin’s initiative. The agency is headed by the honored builder of Tatarstan, Damir Gazizov, who worked as the head of the Kazan Capital Construction and Reconstruction Department in the years when Khusnullin headed the Ministry of Construction of Tatarstan. In 2006, Gazizov had to leave the civil service in connection with the criminal case, which was terminated after several years.

One of the winners is the company Ay Pi Group; the Board of Directors of this firm is headed by Rashid Nurullin, who grew up with the vice-mayor in the Tatar regional center Chistopol. The company has already designed four residential houses on the Sudostroitelnaya Street in Nagatino District, where the participants of the renovation of the first wave will be resettled.

Another Tatar company, Alev Group, is developing a project of residential houses in the Kuzminki District. The founders of the company are former employees of MD-Arkh, which was one of the most successful construction holdings in Tatarstan in 2000.

It is noteworthy that in the same Kuzminki District the houses will be built by a little-known Construction and Assembly Company, for which it has been allocated 5.56 billion rubles ($94.3 million). When one calls on the telephone number specified in the company's details, they answer it is the company Vybor Story Montazh. A company with a similar name is the leader in contracts for the construction of houses in the areas covered by the renovation program: it will receive almost 10 billion rubles ($169.6 million) for the construction of housing in Ostankino, Ochakovo, Izmailovo and Bogorodsky from the state.

The renovation project also includes companies involved in construction in Chechnya. One of them, Smart Management, belongs to businessman Said-Magomed Zubayrev. State Duma deputy Adam Delimkhanov, who is considered the right-hand man of Chechnya's leader Ramzan Kadyrov, visited the opening of the company's Moscow office.

It is to be recalled that at the beginning of the week it transpired that the renovation program, which was announced only in February this year, was planned as early as 2014, up to specific microdistricts, the residents of which will be resettled.

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