The vice president of the Party “Dignity and Truth Platform” Alexandru Slusari publicly asked that the prosecutor general or his deputy should give a press briefing or should come to Parliament to present detailed information about the “considerable waste of public funds” in the case of the Chisinau Arena, IPN reports.
MP Alexandru Slusari said the initial budget costs of €43 million for the project already rose to €48 million and this is not yet the final sum. “No one knows when the facility will be put into operation,” he posted on a social networking site.
“I will not calm down until the authors of the scheme involving the National Arena are held criminally accountable. 69 hectares of arable land were withdrawn from the circuit of Stăuceni commune where the people didn’t receive portions as a result of the agrarian reform. Plahotniuc’s Parliament adopted this bill, while Dodon promulgated it. It happened based on a feasibility study conducted badly and with ill intention by order of the Ministry of Economy managed by Gaburici. The Arena was built on 10 hectares, while the other 59 hectares were pledged and possibly re-pledged and Moldova risks losing them at any moment.”
He also said that as an MP, he receives only ‘excuses’ from the National Anticorruption Center and the Prosecutor’s Office over the criminal case started in October 2019.
According to an investigation carried out by “Ziarul de Gardă”, for the Chisinau Arena to become functional, the state has to spend over €5 million more as the access roads to the arena haven’t been built and the complex hasn’t been connected to the water supply and sewerage system.