When in November the "Journal of Public Procurement" published information about the tender for the construction of "arbors with a pavilion" at the presidential residence Sinehora for 24 million UAH, there was one major thing missing - technical specifications. Therefore the answer to the main question - what it is and whether it is worth so much was missing. Since $ 3 million is too much for a pergola, as we imagine the thing, reports nashigroshi.org.
Therefore, journalists sent a request to the General Directorate of Regional Development and Construction of Ivano-Frankivsk Regional State Administration which was named the customer of construction.
And while waiting for an official response, the TVi journalists went Sinehora, were cursed by local clerks and filmed the construction plans under which, according to workers, they are building a restaurant and not an arbor.
Then, the officials responded to the request with brief but at least some information that confirms the schematics obtained by the crew.
The gazebo turned out to be a one-story building for recreation with a basement. The object includes a hall, lounge, cloakroom, two vestibules, kitchen, a bathroom for men, women's bathroom, two guest bathrooms, a large living room and hallway. This description corresponds exactly to the drawings shown in Huta.
Thus, comparing one with another, we come obvious conclusion: they are building a restaurant with area of about 400 sq m and not a gazebo.
No other details on the building were specified, except that the attention was drawn to a "stand-alone provision of drinking water from a new well," electric heating of the roof, and video surveillance.
But the question remains: what is it going to be built of - laid with brick or Carpathian pine frame set, the floor will be linoleum or marble and whether the toilets will be made of gold or silver? Because murky phrases like "provide for the application of high-performance building materials of domestic and foreign production" or "to provide for the purchase of equipment, furniture and equipment to ensure adequate reception, recreation and residential conditions for high-ranking officials of the state" in fact say little.
We decided to see what can be purchased at the real estate market for 24 million UAH ($3 million)?
A couple of years ago, Oscar-winning Natalie Portman got a Los Angeles mansion for $3.25 million in the house of 450 square meters, there are four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a spacious living room, the floor is covered with parquet. The patio has a pool and adorned with decorative stone terrace. And it stands on a half hectare of land where there are two more guest houses:
Actor Steven Seagal last year purchased a villa in Scottsdale, Arizona for $ 3.5 million. The house is 785 square meters, which accommodates 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a sauna, there are three chimney and the territory of 4.9 hectares also includes a guest house, pool, spa and a garage for three cars.
In short, the builders in Sinehora have something to look up to. Perhaps among the "material of foreign production" there will be Brazilian cherry, and "improvement" and "greening" include a citrus garden? Or "relief organization" means a guest house, like Portman's or Seagal's? Oh, no, sorry, Sinehora already has a guest house which cost another 24 million of the state funds. In general, the repairs, which started in Yanukovych's Carpathian residence for a renovation after Yushchenko and Kuchma have already cost the taxpayers 235 million UAH.
Thus there is a huge difference between the above mentioned movies stars and officials for whom this gazebo-restaurant is being built
First ones bought the property for their own money that they earned and it is up to them what to spend it on.
But for the comfort of others - $ 3 million were pulled out of the state "pocket" which is actually not intended for the construction of restaurants that Yanukovych visits once a year to celebrate the New Year.
And finally he should be reminded: Mr. Yanukovych, your son is a businessman, whose fortune is estimated at one billion hryvnia. Do not be shy - borrow money from him, maybe even at 0% interest rate. Because the money you frequently take out of people's pockets is a loan secured by trust, respect and patience. And it will have to be paid back eventually.