Ten­der prob­lems

Kyiv Post Legal Quarterly - - Automotive - Source: uaroads.com, Fo­cus UA.

How­ever, even with proper man­age­ment, there is lit­tle money avail­able to prop­erly fund road con­struc­tion.

Much of Ukravtodor’s bud­get comes in the form of grants from for­eign lenders like the Euro­pean Bank for Re­gional De­vel­op­ment and the World Bank, who pay for main­te­nance of the largest high­ways.

But Ukravtodor has been con­sis­tently ac­cused of cor­rup­tion in ten­ders, rais­ing ques­tions of how ef­fec­tively the donor money is be­ing used.

The prob­lem ap­pears to be rooted in Ukr­dor­in­vest, the divi­sion of the or­ga­ni­za­tion that han­dles for­eign fund­ing. One en­gi­neer who works on Ukravtodor con­tracts told Kyiv Post that the in­vest­ment divi­sion’s of­fice “looks like Gold­man Sachs.” He would not give his name as he wasn’t au­tho­rized to speak to the press.

Kyiv Post re­quested com­ments from Ukravtodor on its in­vest­ment divi­sion’s work. The com­pany didn’t re­spond.

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