Bribes in construction increased fourfold.

Взятки в строительстве выросли вчетверо – Луценко

Yuriy Lutsenko is indignant with the corruption in the construction industry

In Odessa a few years ago, bribes were at $5 per sqm, and now – $20 for 1 sq. m, the public Prosecutor noted.

The system of urban development, including the State architectural and construction inspection (EXTINGUISH), is one of the most criminalized in the country. In recent years, the amount of bribes in this sector has grown considerably.

On Thursday, September 13, said Prosecutor General Yury Lutsenko at the meeting of the Ministry of regional development, construction and housing and communal services of key directions of reforming the construction industry, reports Interfax-Ukraine.

“It disturbs me most is not the fact of not destroying the system of corruption, and the fact that even in comparison with the unprecedented plundering of the country by Yanukovych, corruption has increased,” he said.

According to him, in Odessa, during the reign of Viktor Yanukovych in the amount of bribes was $5 per sqm, and now – $20 for 1 sq. m.

“And I say this to all builders. In Kherson is now $7. The same thing is happening in the capital, all cities. This system”, – said Lutsenko.

He noted the need to create “disciplinary procedures” for the detection and punishment of leaders who create conditions for corruption.

According to Lutsenko, this year for taking bribes was arrested 9 thousand, 2.2 thousand convicted.

Earlier in the river, the court sentenced to imprisonment of two deputies of local councils for obtaining 137 thousand hryvnias of a bribe. For this amount they had to help with the change in purpose and allotment of land for construction of a house.

And in the Kiev region detained the Deputy Gostomel village Council. He demanded a million hryvnias of a bribe for the allocation of 100 land plots for the burial of the dead.

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