FAS has prepared proposals to stimulate investment in housing and communal services infrastructure

AK&M 23 July 2021 14:26

The Federal Antimonopoly Service has prepared a draft decree of the Government of the Russian Federation "On Amendments to the Basis for the Formation of indices of changes in the amount of citizens' fees for Utilities in the Russian Federation," the service said in a statement.

The FAS considers it appropriate to introduce a system of stimulating investments through guarantees of their return. This can be done by introducing a procedure and defining the regulations for" long-term "(for the duration of the concession agreement or investment program) approval of the indices of changes in the amount of citizens ' fees for utilities.

In particular, it is supposed to set limit indices for several years instead of agreeing on them for each subsequent year. When determining the planned values of the limit indices, a clear justification will be required for the implementation of investment measures in accordance with the approved schemes of heat, water supply, sanitation, treatment of MSW placed in the public domain, with the submission of documents to the FAS in accordance with the list established by law.

In addition, it is proposed to consolidate the obligation of the region to regularly provide a report on the implementation of investment activities.