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Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed to strengthen the monitoring of the operation and the technical condition of heat supply facilities

10 January 2017, 10:51

At the meeting, Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Bakytzhan Sagintayev instructed to strengthen the monitoring function and supervision of the operation and the technical condition of heat supply facilities at the government level.

Opening the meeting, on behalf of the Government Prime Minister of Kazakhstan B. Sagintayev expressed his condolences to relatives of those killed in the tragedy occurred in Shahan village, Karaganda region.

It should be reminded that a destruction in one of the entrances of the five-story apartment building occured as a result of boiler explosion; 9 people were killed, two others were injured. Also, an explosion occurred in a private house in Shymkent on January 8; Zhezkazgan and facilities of LLP "Kazakhmys" were de-energized as a result of the accident at the CHP Zhezgazganskoy LLP "Kazakhmys Energy" on the eve of January 9.

"The Head of State gave instructions to mayor of Karaganda region, as well as public authorities to take urgent measures to provide full assistance to all those affected. The interdepartmental commission investigates the causes of the accident. The first results of this work will be heard today," B.Sagintayev said.

During his speech, the Minister of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan Kalmukhanbet Kasymov and mayor of Karaganda region Nurmukhambet Abdibekov reported on the results of investigation, also mayor of South Kazakhstan region Zh.Tuimebayev made a speech, management of some areas where boiler equipment at homes, schools and hospitals are also installed. Mayors of Almaty and Akmola regions were among them.

In addition, Minister of National Economy of Kazakhstan Timur Suleimenov voiced suggestions to prevent similar accidents in the future.

"All the issues that were discussed today, will be discussed in separate meetings. We will analyze the situation and make suggestions for changes in the functional distribution of powers between the central and local executive bodies,"  Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin said.