Prague 11 wants to leave the Ice Sports Complex project. The mayor will ask the company to return 35 million crowns News Pražská Drbna
The mayor of Prague 11, Jiří Dohnal (Pirates), will ask AR Delta, in which the city district is a shareholder, to return 35 million crowns. The city council decided on Thursday. The money was provided by Prague 11 with the aim of providing the Ke Kateřinkám primary school with the Ice Sports Complex (ALS). It should include, among other things, indoor ice rinks and curling lanes. The project is in charge of the company AR Delta, whose shareholders are AR Delta and the city district of Prague 11. The sports ground is to build the company Syner for approximately 190 million crowns according to the contract. Prague 11 will now also look for a way to leave the ALS project and the joint stock company without losing the money it has invested in the project. According to the representatives, the aim is also to ensure that the inhabitants of Prague 11 can use the sports facilities.
Resolutions are provided by both opposition representatives and members of some coalition parties. On the contrary, about a dozen deputies voted against, including the mayor of the eleventh city district Dohnal. “I am convinced that the easiest way for the city district to protect and value the total of 40 million crowns that it has completed is to complete it as soon as possible,“He said before the vote.
According to Dohnal, AR Delta now has a signed contract with the construction company Syner and PPF banka for the provision of a loan for the construction. The loan amounts to 135 million crowns, said Petr Převil. He is the new chairman of the board of AR Delta, which is to oversee the company’s activities. According to Převil, he has now concluded the necessary contracts, thanks to which it should be possible to build a sports ground. The complex could thus be opened to schoolchildren, residents of Prague 11 and other people in the autumn of 2022, he added.
It was supposed to be done in the middle of last year
A private investor began preparations for the ALS in 2014. Construction work began in early 2019 on the assumption that the construction would cost about 120 million crowns and be completed in mid-2020. Subsequently, AR Delta offered to participate in the capital project. This did not become a direct partner of the project, and the eleventh city district was held until the complex was built. Prague 11 thus became a shareholder in a company in which it had a half share last year. Thanks to a subsidy from the Prague City Hall, the town hall bought the company’s shares for five million crowns. The town hall received another 35 million crowns from Prague as an interest-free loan to increase the company’s capital.
The task of the established joint-stock company is to be supervised by the board of directors. From 2020 to this summer, the Deputy Mayor of Prague 11, Martin Sedeke (ODS), held the position of this council. He resigned from the contribution, among other things, because the board of directors approved contracts, which he said were risky for AR Delta. These are contracts for processing constructions and the provision of a loan from a bank. This has already been rejected by the main project manager Karel Kubeška. This year, three other members of the company’s board of directors resigned. The city district now represents only one member of the board, nominated by the individual coalition parties, only one. This is Převil, who was appointed to the board by the Pirates.
The Coalition of Pirates, YES, ODS, TOP 09 and STAN rules in the South City. The city district, where 77,600 inhabitants live, includes the cadastral territory of Chodov and Háje.