Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Sverdlovsk Government to sell off automobiles

Sverdlosk Region Head of Government Denis Pasler has ordered the Sverdlovsk Region Government sell some cars from the government fleet of automobiles to try to cut down on budget expenses.

The automobiles are passenger cars produced in Russia or abroad. The 15 units include vans, trailers, buses, and heavy-duty and special vehicles, according to Ural Business Consulting.

The Governor Administration and Sverdlovsk Region Government's car park is made up of 280 items.

"Automobiles were typically assigned according to needs, based on the Governor Administration and the government's top officials' orders," Pasler order said, according to Ural Business Consulting. "Some cars were also allocated to ministries and departments. After an analysis of how the passenger cars are used was done, it became clear that the officials travel to places to discuss the issues that could be resolved remotely. We should also consider pooling to avoid cases when the officers from the different departments of one and the same ministry use different cars."

Cars included in the auction cost between $4,585 and $7,643 a year to maintain and are primarily Nissan Maxima makes. Repair savings are estimated at approximately $107,000 for the first stage of the program alone.

Repairs have grown costly because the manufacturer no longer produces parts for the mid-size Maxima brand. The government will sell all of its 35 units of Nissan cars in the second stage of the program, Ural Business Consulting reports.