Nowhere to place Chinese delegation without Ukraine, Governor warns

3 March 2009 (08:47)

‘We still haven’t been given the loan needed to put up The Ukraine Hotel on Yekaterinburg-Koltsovo Road. All the papers have been filled in and submitted, but the authorities keep finding some new faults with us. Moreover, we’ve already paid a 2.5 million-ruble commission on the loan we never got. So far, we’ve managed to find 64 million RUR, but we still need the loan resources,’ Uralzarubezhservis GD Petr Shcherbina announced at Governor of Sverdlovsk Region Eduard Rossel’s conference on construction issues.

‘We cannot have the water supply infrastructure installed because they insist on the absurd price of 34 million RUR for a 900-meter pipeline. This is simply unrealistic, since the pipe itself only costs 4 million RUR, and the completion of the job only costs another 4 million RUR. It’s totally unclear to me where such an enormous price came from,’ the businessman said.

‘As a matter of fact, we need to have this hotel finished. Otherwise there will be no room for the Chinese officials coming for the Shanghai Cooperation Organization summit in the summer, as they decided on this particular place for their Yekaterinburg stay,’ the Governor explained.

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