Kazakh PM Alikhan Smailov instructs to conduct investigation at Ekibastuz TPP

Kazakh Prime Minister Alikhan Smailov instructed the Ministries of Energy, Industry and other relevant authorities to conduct a full technical audit of energy plants in the regions and report out to the Government. He commissioned to investigate into the technological violation at the Ekibastuz thermal power plant and stressed the need to check the quality of the repair works carried out ahead of the heating season. According to him, it is important to pay special attention to the equipment and infrastructure of the facilities at risk. The Prime Minister also highlighted that the targeted use of allocated funds for the modernization and repairing of housing and communal infrastructure must be tightly controlled. At the same time, Smailov instructed to continue the work on restoring the town’s heat supply and eliminate all causes of the accident.