ArmInfo.The classification of highways and their assignment to categories, approved by the Armenian government, does not meet the legislative requirements "On highways of the RA", the head of the Audit Chamber Levon Yolyan said in the parliament, presenting an annual report on activities, presenting abuses in the field of road construction.
As a result, according to him, 554 kilometers of Armenian roads do not meet the established regulatory requirements, in connection with which the costs of their maintenance exceeded the foreseen cost by 546 million drams. 569 km of roads, for the maintenance of which 2 billion 041 million drams were spent, are roads of regional importance, therefore, they should have been run by the heads of regions. 93 roads, for the maintenance of which 148 million drams were allocated, are inter-field and, according to the legislation, do not require maintenance costs.
In 10 objects, funds were provided for the same work both in maintenance contracts and in the implementation of repair work. As a result, a double order was made to the same contractor, for which AMD 185 million more was paid. In addition, during the warranty period of road maintenance, a corresponding assessment was not carried out, which is why the costs exceeded 78 million drams. No attention was paid to the technical control over the quality of the roads being repaired. Asphalt concrete mixture worth 701 million drams on the interstate road Yerevan-Sevan-Ijevan border of Azerbaijan does not meet the current standards.
In 6 contracts, the customer did not unilaterally terminate the contract - the customer did not demand compensation and did not add it to the "black list". At the same time, the customer suspended the contract, thus exempting the contractor from paying a forfeit (fine, fines) in the amount of AMD 134 million. Moreover, the cost of the contract, in full, was paid to the contractor as an advance, despite the fact that this was not provided for in the contract.