ArmInfo. By the end of the year, it is planned to purchase 24 KAMAZ trucks for the amount of 900 million drams by the end of the year in Yerevan. Funds will be allocated from the local budget.
This was announced at a press conference on April 18 by a spokesman for the capital's mayor Hakob Karapetyan, noting that in light of the trials for the tender, the tender was postponed indefinitely, but in order to avoid a sharp crisis on garbage collection, in particular in summer, the mayor's office Yerevan asked the government for permission to purchase several garbage trucks in a short time.
It should be noted that the mayor of the city, Hayk Marutyan, at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers, asked the government for permission to purchase 15 garbage trucks in a short time. As a result, on April 18, the Government of Armenia allowed to make purchases from one person by directly concluding a contract.
According to Karapetyan, the purchase of cars will be from one person, since such a deal will become more profitable and quick. <Yerevan needs certain cars with appropriate parameters, taking into account the terrain and climatic conditions of the city, there are a number of professional nuances. According to these criteria, KAMAZ vehicles will be purchased, the advantage of which is their availability>, he explained.
Speaking about the cooperation of the city hall with Sanitek, Karapetyan explained that the process of garbage collection was carried out with only one operator, and the contract implied that the company's resources and the quality of its management would be used at the proper level, given the garbage crisis that we saw in the past, in particular, in the summer of 2018 and continues to this day, the Yerevan Municipality considers it necessary to connect one more operator, and also, in the shortest possible time, without a competition, buy cars to avoid a crisis in the field of garbage collection.
<We understand that Sanitek cannot and probably will not be able to further carry out the duties facing it under the contract, therefore there is a question about including the second operator. As you see, the situation worsens every day; the Yerevan Municipality is looking for opportunities to create a buffer that will help avoid such situations with garbage disposal. We can not wait for a decision on the approval of the timing of the competition, as this may occur in June, July. Based on this logic, Marutyan asked the Armenian government to allow purchases from one person by directly concluding an agreement, "Karapetyan said, noting the issue of engaging the second operator is under discussion and it is possible that the Yerevan community will become this alternative.
According to him, Sanitek has no resources at this moment to get out of the current crisis. After visiting the company's fleet, the Yerevan Municipality assessed the organization's resources, stating that the company is really unable to keep the city clean.
<The task of the mayor's office to keep the city clean, if the operator does not have this opportunity, the mayor's office takes measures within its authority to find these resources. With regard to the activities of the Municipality on the issue of garbage collection, the administration performs its duties from beginning to end, 100%, and maybe more. Despite the fact that the situation leaves much to be desired, for its part, the Municipality strictly fulfills its obligations under this agreement, "he assured.
According to Karapetyan, the Municipality does not set itself the task of aggravating the activities of Sanitek, on the contrary, it calls for mobilizing the company's resources, adding that <sanctions practice will be used to move from the Sanitek. We note that days earlier for the inadequate fulfillment of commitments made for garbage collection and sanitary cleaning <Sanitek> was fined 13 million drams. According to Karapetyan, this process will be consistent, until the mayor's office decides to acquire the necessary resources. Speaking about the timing of the purchase of garbage trucks, a spokesman for the metropolitan mayor's office said that some of the cars will be brought to Yerevan in the coming weeks, and the rest within a few months.
As for Sanitek's proposal to send funds received from the company's fine to repair garbage cans and litter bins, which were set on fire and damaged during the velvet revolution, Karapetyan explained that the restoration of Sanite's damaged ballot boxes is not the responsibility of the Municipality, advise <Sanitek> in this case require the legal method of restoring its property from other entities.
<Sanitek> is obliged to provide in the city the number of urns, which should be in the amount of 8000 pieces, today there are only 5000, and a significant part of them is either broken or damaged, not to mention their cleanliness, which is also the responsibility of the operator> , - he reminded, explaining that since the beginning of the year the company promised to add these bins <tomorrow>, <the day after tomorrow, and only in March <Sanitek> added 250 bins only in the city center >>, explained Karapetyan.
He also recalled that in some areas of the city, the staff of the Yerevan mayor's office had to use the tractor to take out the garbage, calling this method ineffective, which should be used in extreme cases.