Reconstruction of the airport in Chelyabinsk again behind schedule

Reconstruction of the airport named after Igor Kurchatov in Chelyabinsk ("Balandino"), which originally was supposed to be completed in 2020, again behind schedule, the implementation period of reconstruction postponed to 2021, the report said the accounting chamber on the audit.

SP in 2019 when checking operations at the airport "Balandino" established a substantial backlog of contractor from the work schedule. The Ministry said that the reconstruction of the airport since gained momentum, the amount of work performed increased from 1% in April of last year to 57% by April 2020, but to catch up with the schedule still failed.

The audit also showed that the administration of civil airports has not conducted timely construction supervision of works under contracts in October and December 2019, which creates risks of inconsistencies of results of the work of the technical solutions of the project.

In addition, the audit revealed a violation of the law on the contract system. So, because of delayed execution of works one of the contracts had to be extended. As security for the performance of its obligations tsentrodorstroy provided a Bank guarantee, the validity of which was three months less than the term of performance of works under the state contract, and in accordance with the provision of 44 law, the validity of the Bank guarantee must exceed the term of the contract not less than one month.

Also, the project provides technical re-equipment of the air crossing the state border, which should be completed in may this year. "At the end of the previous audit of the accounting chamber submitted its proposals for optimization of this work. The Ministry of transport has taken action and 2019-2020 Rosgranstroy for these purposes increased budget allocations in the amount of 580 million rubles. However, the transfer facilities from the airport operator OAO "Chelyabinsk airline" is delayed", - said the auditor.

Earlier, in early June, first Deputy transport Minister Alexander Neradko at the airport of Chelyabinsk has noted that work at the airport are on schedule, the total investment in the reconstruction of the airport amounted to more than 10 billion rubles, the completion date of the reconstruction project, August.