The scandal surrounding the construction of ten small hydropower stations and two stations of the
In fact, the full of promises Czechs turned out to be almost swindlers: there was no money, no experience in construction. The Kyrgyz authorities do not intend to terminate the contract, they are waiting for payment of $ 37 million to repay the debt to RusHydro JSC. Meanwhile, the journalists find more and more new information about the scandalous company.
It became known that the President of the
The Czech President Milos Zeman said that he did not have full information about Liglass Trading.
According to him, the interests of Czech companies are promoted at each of such meetings. He explained that if the Ministry of Trade and Industry of the
There is one more interesting detail, which the Czech journalists found out. A letter from the head of the Office of the Czech President, Vratislav Mynar, is written in English with a bunch of mistakes. And the initials of the head of the Presidential Administration of Kyrgyzstan, Sapar Isakov, are incorrect. The journalists came to the conclusion that the letter was not verified and corrected, and this only raises additional questions.
Smelik starts speaking
The sensation in the media forced the management of Liglass Trading to make statement, after all. First, the representative of the company Jiří Wojciechowski, being in
In it, Michael Smelik denied the information of the Czech press. He agreed that his firm was «small in terms of turnover in recent years." But at the same time he added that it is a member of a group of companies under his leadership and has 12 years of experience in the field of construction of renewable energy sources.
«This is the way a business is done. I do it all over the world. One company without debts and with a clear ownership structure is always selected. We, for example, participated in the development of 19 power stations in
Michael Smilik told about the experience in building energy facilities, but he did not name a specific project.
The owner of Liglass Trading stated that most of the money that he is going to invest in the construction of HPPs is his «personal savings». At the same time, it turned out that Liglass Trading does not have a construction license. However, its owner does not see any problems and difficulties in it.
Here I was attacked: they say, you do not have licenses, you do not produce turbines. I say: so what? I have a management company that hires the best experts in the region and cooperates with local companies.Michael Smelik
Another director of Liglass Trading, Jiří Wojciechowski, was the founder of City Food in Bishkek. This office was engaged in the supply of small batches of vodka to
Will August tell?
When the State Committee for Industry, Energy and Subsoil Use signed an agreement with Liglass Trading, it was stated that this company would pay the debt of the country to RusHydro within a month. But the officials forgot to clarify that the shareholders of the National Energy Holding should approve the deal first of all.
An extraordinary meeting of shareholders of the National Energy Holding will be held on August 4. If it approves the agreement with Liglass Trading, then the 30-day countdown for the payment of $ 37 million to RusHydro will start.
Meanwhile, the question of whether the company really has money for construction and payment of compensation still remains open. The National Energy Holding reported that name of the bank through which Liglass Trading is to send money would become known only after the approval of the agreement.
The same Michael Smelik does not disclose financial sources too. He only hints that he will tell about all the investors, who are involved in financing the project, later. As of today, it is only known from the data posted on the hastily updated website of Liglass Trading that there is only one enterprise among all partners of the company that really has experience in building power facilities: the Armenian Gidepinvest.