At least 28 shopping centers and markets have been fined for violation of fire safety regulations since the beginning of 2018 in Bishkek. The head of the Bishkek Department of the State Ecological and Technical Inspection, Medetbek Mametov, told at a meeting in the City Administration.
According to him, 694 safety inspections were carried out and 3,668 violations were detected.
«Up to date, 2,914 violations or 80 percent have been eliminated,» the head of the department noted.
Medetbek Mametov reported that criminal proceedings were initiated on certain fires in the markets of Bishkek. «There are no results on recent fire in Osh market so far,» he said.
Bishkek Mayor Aziz Surakmatov noted that no one was held responsible for the fires. «It turns out that there is a fire, but there are no perpetrators. It is necessary to find out why the objects caught fire and take measures,» the mayor said.
There were four fires in Osh market alone in 2018.