12 October 2011, Wednesday, 10:51

Rustem Khamitov has taken part in video-conference re housing and communal services and the system of public contracting

author: news agency "Bashinform"

On October 11 the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov has taken part in the regular video- conference concerning execution of orders of the President of Russian Federation, held by the head of the Russian state Dmitry Medvedev.

The course and the results of execution of the Dmitry Medvedev's orders in sphere of housing and communal services and concerning perfection of the public contracting system were under consideration during the conference.

The President of Russian Federation paid attention to the fact that practically all governors, he was meeting, were talking “about many systematic legal problems and about the problem, concerned with the crimes in sphere of housing and communal services”. As Dmitry Medvedev underscored, “the criminal actions – thefts, bribery, unreasonable rise of prices and tariffs – become possible when the necessary control and normal market mechanisms in this sphere are absent”.

Dmitry Medvedev has stated that “the modern system of public contracts, which would exclude any chances for illegal deals, has to be implemented in Russia”. The President of Russia admitted that “it is rather difficult since in answer to appearance of such blocking mechanisms new schemes arise but this work has to be done nonetheless. We have to create new legal mechanisms, cutting the existing corruption schemes off” — Dmitry Medvedev said.

“No questions and remarks have arisen by both questions of the conference with respect to us” — the President of Bashkortostan Rustem Khamitov reported after the end of the conference — “Today we are actively working over establishment of order in sphere of housing-communal services. In the nearest future we will establish about 14-15 thousand house-owner committees in tenements. This work will take about 4-5 months and we intend to finish the first stage of this work in November. We faced no objections because we were one of the first in Russia, intending to introduce new forms of control over management companies and over partnerships of house-owners. We know how many violations can be met in this sphere, but we undertake necessary preventive measures”.

Representatives of law-enforcement bodies, deputies of the Russian State Duma and representatives of “United Russia” also took the floor in the course of the video-conference. “The striving for establishment of order both in the sphere of housing and communal services and in the sphere of public contracting is very high and I am sure this sphere will be regulated quite well in Republic of Bashkortostan too. We will perform such work all the time and will be merciless to all those, who violate the existing legislation” — Rustem Khamitov summed up.