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The authorities will add 435 million for a stadium in St. Petersburg

Власти добавят 435 миллиона на стадион в Петербурге

Decided to increase financing of building of stadium on Krestovsky island of St. Petersburg 435 million rubles due to higher prices of imported equipment. On this day, 8 February, said in his microblog in charge of construction Vice-Governor of St. Petersburg Igor Albin.

That is the amount of additional funding requested by the General contractor — the company “Inzhtransstroy” — the customer of the construction Committee of St. Petersburg. Previously, the cost of the stadium was within 34,9 billion rubles.

“The decision on indexation of the cost of the 2018 world Cup taken at the Federal level. We’ll talk about indexing the minimum for the purchase of imported equipment and materials, which cannot be replaced by Russian” — said Igor Albin.

He also noted that the verification of the accounts chamber of St. Petersburg at the stadium was held at the request of the state.

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During the inspection, as reported IA REGNUM, identified numerous deviations from the construction schedule and the project, as well as violations of financial discipline, which can lead to failure of terms of delivery of the stadium. Moreover, the violations were detected by both the builders and the customer.

As found by inspectors, the construction Committee of St. Petersburg “holds no fully reliable information about the situation with the acquisition of materials and equipment necessary to complete the construction of the stadium and about a possible rise in the cost of the facility due to fluctuations in the prevailing currency,” IA “SeverInform”.

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“The contractor exhibited a requirement for a broader Bank support. Managers and staff of committees on energy, construction, improvement constantly”, — said Igor Albin today.

The authorities of St. Petersburg called the date of the first football match in the arena the new stadium in September 2016. The new stadium will host several games of the FIFA world Cup 2018, including one of the semi-finals. The stadium will be the home arena of FC “Zenit”.The stadium can accommodate up to 68 thousand spectators at football matches (the capacity during theatre and concert events — more than 77 thousand). The stadium will become one of the largest concert and sporting venues in Eastern Europe and the main stadium in St. Petersburg.

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