Yesterday's auction on purchase of unfinished housing at the expense of means of GIU came to the end with scandal. To the end of the auction it became clear that the president Victor Yushchenko who considered that auction was led to a violation of the law, forbade it the decree.
The Public Mortgage Institution (PMI) carried out yesterday target auction on selection of builders for housing completion with readiness degree over 70% and owners of ready housing for further transfer to his exempts. In total about 25 unfinished housing objects and 13 ready multi-storey buildings in Kiev and Kiev region were considered. By results of the auction 16 objects were selected. "Early in the morning applications for participation in the auction gave about 15 construction companies. By noon it was succeeded to sell almost everything", - the People's Deputy Sergey Pashinsky (BYUT) who was present at auction told.
To finance acquisition and completion of housing of GIU planned at the expense of 2 billion UAH received from sale of own bonds under state guarantees of 2007-2008. The maximum offered cost of ready housing didn't exceed 8 thousand UAH/sq.m, and completion of objects - 7,92 thousand UAH/sq.m. Builders had to complete houses no later than November, and transfer them to exempts - till December 25.
However unexpectedly the president Victor Yushchenko interfered with a course of auction. Yesterday it the decree suspended the resolution of the Cabinet on the basis of which auction was carried out. The head of state emphasized that by the legislation the state support of construction branch till January 1, 2012 has to be carried out only by means of preferential crediting of builders. "The governmental decree doesn't correspond to the Constitution as the Cabinet of Ministers assumed powers of the Verkhovna Rada", - mister Yushchenko noted. In GIU declared that "results of the auction will be cancelled".
Experts positively estimated actions of the president. "The president forbade actually open corruption scheme which was offered by the government.It is sure that in the list of so-called 'exempts' - about a half of the high-ranking officials", - is told by the director of economic problems of the Argus Real Estate company Igor Cherny. "The construction branch will lose nothing. For builders it means that they simply will participate more in Minregionstroy auctions. And here the citizens having the right for privileges, free of charge any more won't receive housing. They should buy it on tick, as well as all the rest", - the president of Association of experts in WIDevelopment real estate Nikolay Bagayev noted. In Minregionstroy consider that preferential crediting of investors, instead of distribution of apartments would be optimum option in present conditions. "GIU suggests to distribute to builders of 2 billion UAH of state funds that those constructed and free of charge gave apartments to the population. We offered crediting of developers and buyers on favorable terms", - explained a source in the ministry.
Representatives of BYuT apprehended an initiative of the president negatively. "At meeting of fraction the decision to appeal in the State Office of Public Prosecutor to bring criminal case concerning the president will be for certain made. The decree it only deepened crisis of construction branch", - mister Pashinsky declared.