Medvedev will discuss with the activists of the popular front the fight against corruption and public procurement

Medvedev will discuss with the activists of the popular front the fight against corruption and public procurement


Activists of the Russian popular front will also inform the Prime Minister about its latest initiatives in the field of energy efficiency and road safety.

MOSCOW, 8 Dec. Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev will meet on Tuesday with activists of the Russian popular front (onf), the theme of the meeting will be the issues of corruption and regulation of public procurement.

“Medvedev will hold a meeting with activists of the Russian popular front will inform the President of the government on its recent initiatives in the field of energy efficiency, road safety, the standardization of the procurement authorities and state companies”, — said the press service of the government.

According to activists, the meeting will be held on behalf of the President of the Russian Federation, the leader onf of Vladimir Putin.

In late November, Putin during the meeting with activists of the popular front discussed the topics related to the fight against corruption and irregularities in public procurement. Following the meeting, the President promised to develop a list of instructions to the relevant ministries and agencies. Co-Chairman of the Central headquarters of the popular front Alexander Brechalov noted that the President supported the position of the movement on almost all issues, particularly on final — when talking about the pressure on its activists.

According to Brechalov, the activists want to discuss with the Premier the issues raised at the meeting with the President.

“We are exactly on the instructions of the President (let’s communicate — ed.). Accordingly the questions that we discussed at the meeting with the leader of the movement (Vladimir Putin — ed.) on 27th November, we will discuss with the Prime Minister. This special economic zone, and the subject of rationing, and Bank of construction projects of social facilities, and repair work”, — said Brechalov.

Transparent procurement

He noted that the key issue will be the most problematic issue for the activists of the popular front, — the problem of corruption and transparent public procurement.

Earlier, the President promised to discuss with the head of the Ministry of economic development the possibility of creating a unified information system in this field. According to activists, in the procurement of frequently used various “grey schemes”, which allows officials to circumvent the law, Putin promised “to look at the individuals”.

While two government resolutions regulating the implementation of public procurement will come into force from January 2016, but, according to experts of the movement, they have a lot of disadvantages. Overall, since the launch of the 2013 onf draft for public control in this sphere have been eliminated violations for the sum more than 166 billion rubles.

Speaking on 3 December with the annual message to the Federal Assembly, the President stated that the General Prosecutor’s office and law enforcement need to respond quickly to information about wrongdoing and corruption in public procurement.

Special economic zones

One of the key challenges remains the development of special economic zones (SEZ). President at the meeting with the popular front promised to check the information about the fact that the budget allocated to the development of the SEZ are deposited in Bank deposits, which was often pointed out activists.

For example, the project leader of the popular front “For fair procurement” Anton Guetta, has previously stated that the funds allocated for the development of special economic zone of tourist-recreational type “Gate of Baikal”, are spent inefficiently.

The SEZ “Gate of Baikal” was created by a special government decree in 2007, where it was planned to create the infrastructure to 11.8 billion rubles. However, activists such objects were found.

Baikal

In addition, the ecological condition of the lake, according to “veterans”, leaves much to be desired. According to onf, the measures are not aimed directly at improving the status of the lake.

Putin at a meeting with activists stressed the need to develop systems of work in respect of the decision of problems of ecology of Baikal, which are repeatedly reported in the popular front.

The construction of social facilities

The front noted that previously passed in the Cabinet proposals for the construction of model objects, which significantly reduces the expenditure of the state, but no response had been received. The leader of the popular front replied that he would discuss with the government the implementation of this proposal with the buildings where possible.

In respect of housing in General in his message to the Federal Assembly, Putin called upon to provide such support measures in this area, which would give an impetus to the comprehensive development of entire territories.