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A lot of noise and nothing

A sad continuation of the sensational story about BAM, another large Far Eastern construction

A lot of noise and nothing

No sooner had time to die out the beginning of a new federal construction, as information began to come in that at the site of the reconstruction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline, everything is not so rosy: with visible work on several journeys in general, construction costs, workers do not pay wages for two months, and some are forced to go on leave without saving content. EastRussia understands the situation.

There is work, but there is no money

"Hello, Vladimir is my name (Let's call our hero so), I work in one of the mechanized convoys of “Bamstroymekhanization”, ”the interlocutor on the other end of the wire hesitates a little. - "You did the material about how in the Tynda and Skovorodinsky districts of BAM reconstruct?"

"I," I answer, "there works quite well, I've seen it myself."

“That's it - only you were shown the only working area, and there could be more people there. On the rest of the full stop work. For people, their salaries were practically delayed like at the cosmodrome - by the month of 2. ”

Then Vladimir talks about the everyday life of the shift worker: working far from home, living in trailers, enduring both cold and heat - to this the hard-working Amur peasants-hard workers have long been accustomed to. But the trouble came, where did not expect - after a large-scale work began to be abruptly curtailed.

According to Vladimir, if someone is still working in the Skovorodinsky district, the employees of the Mekhkolons working in Ulak (MK-74, MK-94, MK-55, MK-174) went to forced leaves without any content - on the orders of their superiors . Those who still work, in the beginning of April received salaries only for January-February.

"We communicate with each other, we always call back," continues Vladimir, "trying to support each other, but people are very worried. Personally, I, and my colleagues, associate this with the change of leadership: when was Vasily Ivanovich Tarasenko (The first general director of JSC "Bamstroymehanizatsiya" since BAMovskih times - author's comment), We were confident in the future. In the fall of 2014, his son Vitaliy Vasilyevich got up in his place and began: "We are waiting for money from Moscow" ... But before all the trust itself solved salary issues. Personally, I'm working with 2000 in this company, there were all kinds of things: bad objects, small salaries, but even those crumbs always paid us regularly. Now - it's unclear what happened: there is work, but there is no money. But we are trumpeting the whole country, what volumes are being developed here. " For 15 days of the watch a year ago, Vladimir, according to him, received 25-27 thousand rubles, and now - 15-17 thousand. "Do you support your family for that kind of money?" People are simply forced to quit! ", The employee of the military colony sadly concludes.

Only on paper

It is not known whether the chiefs overheard Vladimir, but almost immediately after his call, a special Moscow commission examined BAM sites from the Lena (East Siberian Railway) station to Tynda (Far Eastern Railway Station). And after that, as stated in the press release of Bamstroymehanizatsiya, 10 April in Tynda, an expanded meeting on the implementation of the program for the development of the Eastern landfill (this is officially called the reconstruction of the Baikal-Amur Mainline) was held, which was attended by representatives of the central office of JSC Russian Railways, Research institutes, as well as construction companies.

At the meeting, the commission members acknowledged that the funding for the works started was only on paper and was not available in fact. Because of this, now, instead of real new trips, second tracks and double-track inserts, the project can boast perhaps "a significant lag behind the schedule."

According to Vyacheslav Rybkin, the head of the Directorate for the Development of the Eastern RDF Landfill, the program for the modernization of the Baikal-Amur Mainline and the Trans-Siberian Railway has been approved by the state, but despite this, works on most objects have not started.

“But the deadlines for implementing the project during 2014 – 2017 have not been canceled by anyone,” said Vladimir Krapivny, chief engineer of the Far Eastern Railway. - In addition, in the modernization of BAM and Transsib there is a real need now. After all, right now there is an increase in transportation volumes to our Far Eastern ports, and if we do not start on time, this is fraught with two problems: first, the Eastern Polygon in a few years will not be able to accept the entire declared volume of cargo; secondly, an increase in the time frame for the implementation of the project will necessarily entail its appreciation. ”

During the meeting, the representative of the customer, the Directorate for Integrated Railway Rehabilitation and Construction of JSCo Russian Railways, admitted that to date no allocation of funds from the National Welfare Fund (NWF) has been initiated. Because of this, contractors can not start work on new facilities. And the investment program of only one Far Eastern railway for 2015 year is estimated at almost 50 billion rubles.

Just a couple of days before the meeting, the head of Russian Railways Vladimir Yakunin himself spoke at the board of the Ministry of Transport about the problems with the allocation of funds from the NWF. According to RIA Novosti, 150 billion rubles should be allocated from the National Wealth Fund for projects of the development of BAM and Transsib, 50 billion of which was allocated last year. “It seems to me that it is necessary to hold an appropriate meeting in order to determine how to use these funds. Because today the regulations are such that it is almost impossible to use them, ”the agency quotes Yakunin. According to him, for the use of funds of the National Welfare Fund, approved design and estimate documentation is required. “Bring me at least one project that we had built with approved design and estimate documentation. It's impossible. If we had taken this path, we would not have celebrated Sochi now, but would have done the final stage of the development of design and estimate documentation, ”the Russian Railways head said then.

Eastern difficulties

Questions turned out to be from the builders - the floor was taken by Vasily Tarasenko, chairman of the board of directors of Bamstroymekhanization. It turned out that at the Eastern test site the situation is practically one-on-one as at the Vostochny cosmodrome (really, in the word “Eastern” case ?!): builders work in advance, without design estimates, and at their own expense.

“We reached the sites in November of 2014, but we still stand. To date, not a single project has been approved, and most importantly, there is no funding. We have quite large costs for the purchase of sleepers, rail, fuel. Under current economic conditions, builders cannot borrow because they are too heavy, ”explains Mr. Tarasenko Sr. - If financing is open, we will be able to launch all excavator complexes within five days. Another issue that needs to be addressed is the cost of materials. Prices for metal, reinforced concrete, fuel in the country have long gone from the estimated cost. It is necessary to consider the application of a multiplying factor, otherwise this project will be unprofitable. ”

The aforementioned head of the Eastern Polygon Development Directorate, Mr. Rybkin, agreed with the builders and promised: in the near future, on behalf of Vladimir Yakunin, they will develop a scheme according to which Russian Railways’s budget will finally allocate funds for advances to contractors, and the president of the monopolist company will will take personal control.

Following the meeting, it was decided to establish in Tynda a headquarters for the implementation of the BAM modernization project. It will include representatives of customers, design institutes and construction companies. In the meantime, the Eastern Polygon is waiting for funding to begin.

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