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Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Kyiv Ex-Mayor Omelchenko - Kyiv City Council Decisions On Allocation Of Plots Without Auctions Illegitimate

From Ukrainian News

Former Kyiv city mayor and Verkhovna Rada deputy of the Our Ukraine People's Self-Defense Bloc faction Oleksandr Omelchenko considers that decisions of Kyiv city council on allocation of land plots for construction without holding of auctions are illegitimate.

Omelchenko disclosed this in an interview to the Contracts magazine.

He reminded that when he was the mayor, in September 2005, he signed the order on auctioning-off plots to later refuse from allocation of land by the city council.

It was planned that allocation of land without holding auctions would be undertaken only in the case potential investors had managed to submit bids before September 1, 2005.

However, Omelchenko said that current Kyiv city mayor Leonid Chernovetskyi did not cancel the decision of his predecessor and resumed old scheme of land allocation.

«In fact, all recent decisions of Kyiv city council are illegitimate, as my order on holding of land auctions is still in force,» Omelchenko said.

Besides, he is sure that to terminate unlawful land sales by Kyiv city council it is necessary to have political stability.

As Ukrainian News earlier reported, in September 2006, Kyiv city council amended temporary order of plot purchase via competition, excluding the item foreseen allocation of lands only to those investors, who had submitted their bids before September 2005 and bids, which had not been considered by the city council before 1, 2006.

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