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Bishkek HPP breakdown. Damage on 59 appeals estimated at 1.1 million soms

The deputy of the Parliament Dastan Bekeshev turned to Bishkekteploset OJSC with a request to clarify what consequences were recorded after the January breakdown at the heating and power plant in the capital.

The company provided the deputy with data. According to Bishkekteploset, the number of damages in residential houses of the city was 575. In total, 59 applications for compensation of damages for 1,164,139 soms were received.

Four appeals of Bishkek residents out of 59 are still under consideration. Compensations must be paid on the rest 55 appeals. Their size in total is 1,124,168 soms.

A specially created temporary commission of OJSC calculated the amount of compensation for property damage.

Bishkek residents did not file any lawsuit against the power engineers.

A breakdown occurred at the Bishkek heating and Power Plant on January 26. The townspeople complained about slightly warm radiators and a drop in the temperature in the apartments, despite the fact that the power engineers assured that the system was gradually starting to work in its regular mode. The City Administration organized reception and accommodation points for the needy townspeople. The Prosecutor General’s Office opened a criminal case on the fact of improper performance by officials of their functions.

Later, a scandal around modernization of the heating plant broke out. Five criminal cases were opened. As part of the investigation, seven former top managers of the energy industry were arrested, including the former general director of Electric Stations OJSC Salaidin Avazov. All of them were charged with corruption.

The former Prime Minister Sapar Isakov, the ex-mayor of Bishkek Kubanychbek Kulmatov, another ex-head of the government Zhantoro Satybaldiev, the deputy of the Parliament from SDPK faction Osmonbek Artykbaev were also charged with corruption.