NABOO is engaged in the purchase of American locomotives

НАБУ занялось закупкой американских локомотивов

An unnamed MP complained in court to the high cost of American locomotives for Ukrzaliznytsia

The Bureau is investigating a possible overestimation of the price of locomotives in the contract of Railways and General Electric.

Solomensky regional court of Kiev granted the detectives of the National anti-corruption Bureau temporary access to documents Ukreximbank and relate to the conclusion in 2018 the contract of Railways for supply of railway locomotives General Electric American. It is reported Finbalance with reference to the petition to the NEB.

The paper reported that the investigation was initiated at the request of MP pursuant to the resolution of the investigative judge of Solomensky district court of Kiev dated 11 April 2018. According to an unnamed MP, “the lessor and the lessee was allowed a significant increase in prices for these locomotives in comparison with market prices, which supplied locomotives to other buyers”.

Detectives NABU has received the right of access including:

– supply contracts (purchase and sale) or other contracts in which the parties have agreed on the supply of locomotives to the Bank for further transfer to financial leasing Railways;

documents for approval by the Cabinet of Ministers as the highest body of PJSC Ukrainian Railways and other Central bodies of Executive power of obtaining the use of locomotives on terms of financial leasing;

documents, based on the results of the test in the test mode locomotives ТЭ3А General Electric (General Electric ТЕ33АС) in Ukraine;

the rationale for the selection of the General Electric company as the seller and the manufacturer of locomotives.

Recall, the uz contract with General Electric worth over $ 1 billion was signed on 23 February.

Note, the price of the contract for the supply of 30 locomotives manufactured by General Electric is $140,4 million including VAT, and the price per unit is $4.68 million, including VAT. The term of the agreement is until February 28, 2019 with possibility of extension.

In Ukrzaliznytsya argue that the fact that one locomotive will cost Ukraine about $3.5 million.

The first American locomotive was delivered to Ukraine on 11 September.

 

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