"Road Revolution": Is Russia Making a Mistake in Giving Construction Projects to the Chinese?


The Chinese company will start building highways in Russia. The result can be estimated already by 2024. Considering the speed with which kilometers of highways are stacked in the PRC, domestic builders have something to think about.


First of all, it should be pointed out that this decision to allow the Chinese for Russia is largely forced. There is an ambitious project of the international transport route "Europe - Western China" (MTM EZK), the total length of which is 8,5 thousand kilometers. Of these, the PRC accounts for 3,4 thousand kilometers, Kazakhstan - 2,8 thousand kilometers, and Russia - from 2,2 to 2,3 thousand kilometers. The Chinese have already practically built their part, but in our country, fools and roads still remain insoluble problems. We managed to build only the section of the M-11 “Neva” highway between Moscow and St. Petersburg, which was put into operation last year. This is understandable, the capitals are our priority.

Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin announced the start of construction of the M-12 highway, which is part of this transport corridor:

Taking into account the special importance of the M-12 highway, the government sets the task of putting it into operation in 2024. We agreed on this today. The total amount of financing is over 650 billion rubles. These investments will give a significant return in the coming years after the launch of the highway.

To speed up the process, the road was divided into several stages, given to a number of Russian companies: Stroytransgaz, RSK, VAD, DSK Avtoban and Transstroymekhanizatsiya. The tender for the construction of the fifth stage (347−454 km, Nizhny Novgorod Region) was won by the Chinese company SiArCiC Rus, a subsidiary of CRCC (JSC Chinese Railway Construction Corporation). This is an important event that could be the first step towards solving the seemingly insoluble problem with Russian roads. Or maybe not.

On the one handChina today is one of the world leaders in the speed and quality of road and rail construction. The Chinese "road miracle" was formed from a combination of several factors: cheap labor, public-private partnerships in the form of concessions, active borrowing, including from abroad. These loans are repaid by road tolls, which are among the highest in the world, and by income from the use of roadside lands.

All this was multiplied by the hard work of the Chinese workers, ready to work in any conditions and at any time of the day, as well as by the most modern construction Technology... First, a cushion of sand and gravel is created, it is reinforced with metal reinforcement, poured on top with concrete, on top of which a thick layer of asphalt is laid. The quality is checked by a special commission, the warranty period for the road is from 15 to 25 years, and any repair is carried out at the expense of the contractor. Builders receive money for the work only after the completion of the process, so they are extremely interested in doing everything quickly and efficiently. That's the whole secret. If in Russia roads are built like this, then this can only be welcomed.

On the other hand, just about this there are some doubts. Chinese builders build well in China because they cannot build there otherwise. Anything is possible in our country. Will the same technologies be used here, control over the quality of construction and over the expenditure of budget funds? Will the contractor be charged with warranty obligations, as in the PRC, or will the Chinese work “in Russian” in the bad sense of the word? This is the key question.

In addition, as is customary among the Chinese, their firms often bring with them not only engineering staff, but also labor. This was the case during the implementation of a number of industrial projects in the Far East. That is, budget money will also be spent on wages for the Chinese, not the residents of Russia.

For us, the main thing is not even where the money will go, to China or island offshores, whether the Chinese will build or migrant workers from friendly republics, or whether good roads will finally appear in Russia. Now everything is in the hands of the CiarsiC Rus company, which can make a "road revolution", or it can turn out "as always". We will see.

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  1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 26 October 2020 12: 20
    +1
    Since the created vertical power structure can only promise and steal, there is no other way out but to outsource the construction of unnecessary facilities to foreigners, be they Chinese, Finns or Germans. And the ideology of the authorities "to steal and go abroad for permanent residence" does not mean anything else. And this power will not be eliminated, because they consider Russia a colony that needs to be plundered, and the people should be kept in poverty. It resembles the defeated Versailles Germany, where compradors (mostly Jewish) robbed the state, and the people were in poverty and humiliation ...
  2. Kuramori Reika Offline Kuramori Reika
    Kuramori Reika (Kuramori Reika) 26 October 2020 12: 49
    +2
    In Russia, dozens of road companies, if they do not want to turn into companies for the construction of primers in remote villages, they will merge into several large ones. And if they continue to beat their thumbs, as in the last 10 years, they will pay for loans with their kidneys.
  3. gorenina91 Offline gorenina91
    gorenina91 (Irina) 26 October 2020 13: 01
    0
    - But what is it ... - In general, there is no way out ... - after all, sheer hopelessness ...
    - Here, personally, I am weak, but I still hoped that ... that ... that at least under Mishustin something would change ... - And it ... - everything is as it was ...

    To speed up the process, the road was divided into several stages, given to a number of Russian companies: Stroytransgaz, RSK, VAD, DSK Avtoban and Transstroymekhanizatsiya. The tender for the construction of the fifth stage (347−454 km, Nizhny Novgorod region) was won by the Chinese company SiArSiC Rus, a subsidiary of CRCC (JSC Chinese Railway Construction Corporation).

    - What other tenders, what contests ??? -Well, we have that ... -Is it really possible that in general there are some enemies in all structures sitting ???
    - Well, what to build there ??? - Absolute primitive elementary vulgar construction ... the most elementary objects ...
    -Yes the USSR started such construction projects ... -Dneproges; Magnitka; Bratsk hydroelectric power station; Irkutsk HPP ... - And the Aswan HPP (Aswan Dam) ... is just one of the wonders of the world !!!
    - Yes, the Chinese then ran with cars and hoes and worked as rickshaws ...
    -And then there are some "tenders"; some "Chinese construction companies" ...
    -Yes, what happens in the end ... -the most primitive construction in Russia and suddenly they will be supervised and carried out ... by the Chinese ... -Yes, the price of the entire management system and the entire state structure of today's Russia is not worth ... price !!!
    1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
      Marzhecki (Sergei) 26 October 2020 13: 32
      -2
      Quote: gorenina91
      Yes, the price of the entire management system and the entire state structure of today's Russia is not worth ... - It's just a worthless price !!!

      Wow ..
      1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
        Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 26 October 2020 14: 05
        +4
        Quote: Marzhetsky
        Wow ..

        And the penny system of government led to the complete autonomy of Russia from the influence of bloody democracies. But where the management system is five kopecks - Ukraine and Georgia - there is complete prosperity ... of American interests over the population.
        1. Marzhecki Offline Marzhecki
          Marzhecki (Sergei) 27 October 2020 08: 46
          -1
          Quote: Oo sarcasm
          And the penniless system of government led to the complete autonomy of Russia from the influence of bloody democracies.

          Really? And this applies, for example, to our financial sector?
          1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
            Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 27 October 2020 18: 08
            +1
            Quote: Marzhetsky
            And this applies, for example, to our financial sector?

            Not understood. Are you regretting that the pub in the basement did not issue shares for a hundred million, well, rubles?
            After the initial public offering, IPiO, the shares for the company lose all value. From may pay dividends on them, or may not pay. They may cost 1000 denominations, or they may not cost anything. For the venture, after receiving money on the initial offering, it is deep purple.
    2. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 26 October 2020 13: 40
      +3
      Doesn't it bother you that the Turks have built half of Moscow since Yeltsin's time?
  4. King3214 Offline King3214
    King3214 (Sergius) 26 October 2020 13: 33
    +1
    The biggest thefts since the times of the USSR were in the road industry. Our road builders got sick, lost their scent and fear completely.
    1. Oyo Sarkazmi Offline Oyo Sarkazmi
      Oyo Sarkazmi (Oyo Sarkazmi) 26 October 2020 14: 07
      +4
      Here, the Crimean bridge was photographed for half a trillion. The Moscow metro was transformed from a frail spider into god knows what ... 331 stations. And all - built on stolen money ... sad
      1. King3214 Offline King3214
        King3214 (Sergius) 27 October 2020 14: 52
        0
        Even under the USSR, 15% of the cost was included in the construction budget, "for theft." I am sure that little has changed now, especially for the better.
  5. boriz Offline boriz
    boriz (boriz) 26 October 2020 15: 33
    +2
    In China, they are shot and confiscated for corruption. That's the whole reason.
  6. Jozhik_2 Offline Jozhik_2
    Jozhik_2 (Jozhik) 26 October 2020 15: 58
    0
    Not a mistake, but a crime. What, there is no one to build roads or unemployment is already at zero?
    1. Vladimir501 Offline Vladimir501
      Vladimir501 (Vladimir) 26 October 2020 17: 41
      +2
      What problems? Ass in a handful, a backpack on the back and forward to record with the road worker. Or weak, easier from the sofa?
  7. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 26 October 2020 16: 29
    +1
    For fun, otherwise everyone is so serious.
    Dear L.I. sat with a friend François. He, with a blue eye, in Moscow, our tourists will be more if we build a healthy hotel, by the way, there is a sidekick, he built a lot around the world (by the way, in fact). Well, okay. They slammed one more - they decided to name the Cosmos.
    From you a hotel, payment in gas, from me electricity, sand, water. Well, the penny, the stump is clear, the Turn Key basis.
    The first joke - the French brought the Yugoslavs, our type of fingers bend, in response, and where in the contract is the nationality of the workers?
    And the second, you rush, in the next sand a piece of rail was caught, the French concrete mixer flew. Bourgeois in a cry, we will carry sand from France for your money ...
    Result? There is a normal hotel at VDNKh, recently a monument to De Gaulle was erected in front of it
    Who grabbed her? Well, definitely not Brezhnev and not François Giscard d'Estaing ...
    1. King3214 Offline King3214
      King3214 (Sergius) 27 October 2020 14: 54
      0
      You could also "grab". What prevented?
  8. Petr Vladimirovich (Peter) 27 October 2020 17: 11
    0
    If we ended up with the world's normal topic of "turnkey" construction and smoothly moved on to the topic of "privatization", then this is how it was ...
    Who grabbed the property of the country? Including this huge hotel?
    Komsomol workers, cooperators, in the case of NTTM the same thing, criminals, employees of a well-known organization. This is so, offhand ...)))
  9. Dust Offline Dust
    Dust (Sergei) 30 October 2020 13: 59
    +1
    The Chinese will build roads for the budget money of Russia! Then a company will appear that will manage these roads! After some time, the company will announce these roads as toll roads! Like money is collected for cosmetic repairs and in general we are self-sufficient ...