Sagintayev expresses condolences after the tragedy in Astana and instructs to strengthen control over the quality of fire safety checks

Feb. 5 at the Government meeting, before considering the issues on the agenda, Prime Minister Bakytzhan Sagintayev expressed sincere condolences to the families and friends of five children killed in the fire.

The tragic event occurred Feb. 4 in Astana. Akim of Astana Bakhyt Sultanov and the Minister of Internal Affairs Kalmukhanbet Kassymov reported on the work being done to support the family of the victims and the measures taken to prevent such incidents in the future.

Prime Minister Sagintayev drew the attention of akimats, fire brigades and emergency services of the Ministry of Internal Affairs to the sharp decrease in temperature expected in the next 24 hours in some regions. This suggests that the temperature of the heat supply in the heating network will be increased, stoves and boilers in detached houses will be heated up. In this regard, special attention must be paid to the safety issues.

The Ministry of Internal Affairs in conjunction with local executive bodies, in view of the current weather situation, has been instructed to resume the fire safety month until the end of the heating season. All heat and power producing organizations and housing and communal services of regional akimats should provide consumers with heat and light in the required volumes at low temperatures. Everything should work smoothly and without interruptions — akims are instructed to take special control.

At the same time, in order to prevent tragic cases, the akimats of the regions and the Ministry of Internal Affairs were entrusted with particular attention to the quality of the conducted fire safety checks in private homes. There must be a strict requirement.

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