A billion for Aliya Nazarbayeva, or How a private company earned from recycling fees

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ROP LLP received a bil­lion dol­lars in three years. And every year this pri­vate com­pa­ny, which belongs to Aliya Nazarbayeva, pulls out “about 150 bil­lion tenge” from the coun­try’s economy.

This is “a seri­ous hole in our econ­o­my,” said the pres­i­dent of the Baitak Bolashak Environmental Alliance, Azamatkhan Amirtai, dur­ing a meet­ing between President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev and mem­bers of the National Council of Public Trust.

About how all this is con­nect­ed with the youngest daugh­ter of Nursulatan Nazarbayev Aliya writes KZ.MEDIA and oth­er media.

What kind of ROP LLP is this?

This is a pri­vate struc­ture that col­lects recy­cling fees — for vehi­cles, tires, bat­ter­ies, oils and spe­cial flu­ids, for any pack­ag­ing (paper, card­board, glass, plas­tic, met­al), elec­tri­cal and elec­tron­ic equip­ment (house­hold appli­ances, elec­tron­ics, bat­ter­ies, mer­cury-con­tain­ing lamps) …

This year, at the height of the sow­ing cam­paign in Kazkhstan, a uti­liza­tion fee for agri­cul­tur­al machin­ery was almost intro­duced, and only thanks to protests from agri­cul­tur­al pro­duc­ers, its intro­duc­tion was post­poned until November.

Collecting mon­ey on behalf of the state, this com­pa­ny is not lim­it­ed in spend­ing and reg­u­la­tions work­ing for gov­ern­ment agen­cies and state-owned com­pa­nies. While not pub­lic, it is not required to dis­close its accounts. According to insid­ers, the LLP is con­trolled by Elbasy’s daugh­ter Aliya Nazarbayev .

To make it clear what ROP makes mon­ey on, let us quote Azamatkhan Amirtai, frag­ments of whose speech were pub­lished by KazTAG:

ROP LLP receives 37 tenge from one tire — a uti­liza­tion fee. How does the ROP spend them? About 7 tenge — for their oper­at­ing expens­es. For life, tea , tea , bread with caviar. By the way, in world prac­tice, the state deals with such issues, and such expens­es do not exist at all. About 26.5 tenge (70% of the total amount) — trans­porta­tion costs. On Teslah, what is being trans­port­ed? Or is it just eas­i­er to write off amounts through ser­vices? And only, approx­i­mate­ly, 3.5 tenge — direct­ly for the pro­cess­ing itself. Here it is — super-accu­rate help for the main recy­cling article. ”

Moreover, the com­pa­ny’s activ­i­ties seri­ous­ly harm the work of the tire recy­cling plant in Nur-Sultan, because before the appear­ance of the ROP, the col­lec­tion points for tires them­selves brought raw mate­ri­als to the plant, and now they have stopped.

The assem­blers stopped import­ing raw mate­ri­als on their own, as the ROP began to col­lect these tires for recy­cling. Accordingly, the tire recy­cling plant now had to buy and trans­port tires on its own. This has increased the cost. The plant expect­ed from EPR 120 mil­lion tenge for recy­cled and inde­pen­dent­ly trans­port­ed tires for the peri­od 2016–2017. But the plant did not receive this money ”.

As a result, since the plant was built on cred­it mon­ey, he had noth­ing to pay the bills with, and he stopped working.

Today, by the deci­sion of the Supreme Court, every­thing has been tak­en from the own­ers — the plant, equip­ment, build­ing, land. The share­hold­ers were made debtors. The plant, which worked prop­er­ly, cre­at­ed jobs, recy­cled tires, and export­ed recy­cled waste from Kazakhstan, was sim­ply killed. ”

According to Amirtai, “only this small but sad exam­ple can be used to see how the ROP works”.

And one more cal­cu­la­tion from Azamatkhan Amirtai:

In Kazakhstan, with a pop­u­la­tion of 18 mil­lion peo­ple, ROP LLP col­lect­ed about $ 400 mil­lion in 2018 alone. The fig­ure is, to put it mild­ly, monstrous. ”

According to him, in Russia, where 147 mil­lion peo­ple live, in 2018, recy­cling fees “amount­ed to $ 30 million.”

The mem­bers of the NSOD pro­posed to Kassym-Zhomart Tokayev to nation­al­ize ROP LLP and trans­fer it to the Ministry of Ecology, Geology and Natural Resources of the Republic of Kazakhstan.

What’s next?

Operator ROP LLP, which has a monop­oly on the col­lec­tion of recy­cling fees from almost every­thing — from cars and tires, to house­hold appli­ances and all types of pack­ag­ing — began urgent­ly to clean up elec­tron­ic archives. This write chan­nel-Telegram.

On the web­site of the oper­a­tor com­pa­ny there is a warn­ing about tech­ni­cal work and the need to save doc­u­ments on the com­plete­ness of pay­ment, and oth­er actions.

By a strange coin­ci­dence, this hap­pened imme­di­ate­ly after the dis­cus­sion of the activ­i­ties of this pri­vate struc­ture, owned by the youngest daugh­ter of Elbasy Aliya Nazarbayeva, flared up with renewed vig­or in social networks.

It is inter­est­ing that the offi­cial web­site of the pres­i­dent, con­trolled by the first deputy head of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Darkhan Kaletaev, cen­sored infor­ma­tion about this meet­ing, giv­ing only “gen­er­al wording”.

The media con­trolled by  Dariga Nazarbayeva, as well as the media cen­sored by Dauren Abaev, did not write any­thing about the essence of the con­ver­sa­tion between Amirtayev and Tokayev, high­light­ing only the issues raised by Shuraev and Sarym.

The “infor­ma­tion block­ade” was cor­rect­ed by numer­ous friends and asso­ciates of Amirtaev, in social net­works they dis­sem­i­nat­ed the true con­tent of the con­ver­sa­tion between Amirtayev and Tokayev, and the only media out­let that pub­lished its con­tent was the KazTAG agency.

Operator ROP LLP, owned by Elbasy’s youngest daugh­ter Aliya Nazarbayeva, received state func­tions to col­lect the uti­liza­tion fee, of which he appro­pri­ates the lion’s share (more than 90%), writ­ing off to expens­es — this is what Azamatkhan Amirtayev told Kasym-Zhomart Tokayev about.

The infor­ma­tion was trans­mit­ted direct­ly to the pres­i­dent and at an offi­cial recep­tion (which is nec­es­sar­i­ly record­ed and then the pres­i­den­tial admin­is­tra­tion is oblig­ed to give some reac­tion to the infor­ma­tion received, they say that a copy of the pro­to­col was trans­ferred from Akorda to the “library” on the same day), and was also announced an astro­nom­i­cal amount of theft.

This is what caused the “urgent tech­ni­cal work” on the servers of Operator ROP LLP, as a result of which, accord­ing to the com­pa­ny’s warn­ing, pay­ment data may be lost. The secu­ri­ty forces are unlike­ly to descend upon Aliya Nazarbayeva, but it is bet­ter to clean up the archives, ”the pub­li­ca­tion says.

According to media reports, the offi­cial web­site of the  com­pa­ny does not con­tain any infor­ma­tion about its founders, man­age­ment, and so on. But accord­ing to  eGOV.kz , ini­tial­ly the par­tic­i­pants of Operator ROP LLP are an indi­vid­ual — a cit­i­zen of the Republic of Kazakhstan Shynar Muktarova and a legal enti­ty — Eco Waste Solutions LLP, the only par­tic­i­pant in which is the same Shynar Muktarova. Registration date — September 7, 2015.

Interestingly, on June 14, 2017, the enter­prise was re-reg­is­tered and a cer­tain Korotenko Svitlana became its first head. But at the same time, the date of the ini­tial reg­is­tra­tion is already on November 30, 2015.

The com­pa­ny is not very active in the pub­lic space either. As the Kazakh media report­ed, it is impos­si­ble to obtain infor­ma­tion on the funds received, the num­ber of cer­tifi­cates issued, and even more so — the expen­di­ture of funds from received pay­ments (it was assumed that they should be direct­ed to envi­ron­men­tal measures).

In recent years, Aliya has shown a spe­cial inter­est in envi­ron­men­tal issues, at pub­lic events she appears as the chair­man of the pre­sid­i­um of the asso­ci­a­tion of envi­ron­men­tal orga­ni­za­tions, head of the Board of Trustees of the International Center for Green Technologies and Investment Projects.

She also co-authored the text­book “Ecology and Sustainable Development” for grades 10–11, the elec­tive course “Environmental Culture” for grades 6–7, edu­ca­tion­al and devel­op­ment com­plex “Green Planet of Childhood” for chil­dren of preschool and pri­ma­ry school ages.

By K‑News