Metodi Andreev: GERB Is the Symbol of Corruption
"Corruption explains all the negative phenomena that currently sprout. Corruption is pandemic in Bulgaria, it has become the symbol of government, the ruling party GERB has become the symbol of corruption." This was said in the "Before all" program by Assoc. Prof. Metodi Andreev from the Chamber of Engineers in Investment Design, a lecturer at the University of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Urban Planning. "Public procurement in Bulgaria is not won, it is distributed," Andreev commented adding that Prime Minister Boyko Borissov had set up an administration that handed out public procurement and created" an extremely serious corruption situation."
Metodi Andreev sees the role of the construction oligarchy in "laundering some money", using part of the European programs and paying back part of that money "as commissions to certain political factors". We need both highways and sidewalks, he said of the former finance minister's call for larger public contracts to be broken down into smaller ones so that there is more employment in the crisis. We need both highways and sidewalks, he commented on the former finance minister's call upon larger public contracts to be divided into smaller ones so that there is more employment in the crisis.
According to Andreev, the problem lies in how the fund spending is controlled and how public procurement is implemented. There are 20-30 large construction companies in Bulgaria that show up in all public contracts. They are close to the government and very often these large companies do not pay their debts to smaller and medium-sized subcontractors, added Assoc. Prof. Metodi Andreev to "Horizon" radio program.
The designer’s financial dependence on the builder restricts the freedom of the designer and in most cases is not in the interests of the construction.
The leading role of the builder gives him the opportunity to choose a loyal designer who often lacks experience and qualifications which is one of the reasons for poor performance. After adding formal supervision, we get poor construction quality, combined with high, corrupt price levels, Metodi Andreev explained.