Date: 06 July 2018, 18:54, READ:
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has chaired a meeting on the situation in the energy system of the country. Speaking at the meeting, the head of state noted that serious problems emerged in the energy supply of our country as a result of the accident at the Thermal Power Station in Mingachevir. He noted that a state commission was set up to investigate the issue, and the commission started its work. Several tasks have been set for the Commission. The main task among them is to investigate the issue and find out the cause of the accident. At the same time, the commission should identify the perpetrators, make suggestions on the measures to be taken against them, and prepare a plan of action to prevent such accidents in the future. The power supply was cut off yesterday evening again. As a result of the taken measures, the energy supply was restored in a short time. I must note that I gave a serious assignment to all the state bodies to assist citizens in this situation, so that we can get out of the situation with dignity. I can say that all state agencies have shown great professionalism in the performance of this task, and as a result of their successful activity, this accident was almost eliminated. Though citizens suffered greatly, no serious incidents occurred.
H. Babaoglu underlined that for many years a consistent purposeful policy was led to ensure our country’s energy security, and this policy provides stable energy supply in Azerbaijan. In his opinion, the incident in Mingachevir can be regarded as testing of the electric power system of Azerbaijan: " As a result of the accident some possible and existing void revealed. The Head of State noted at the meeting that all strategic facilities should be provided with generators and kept the spotlight on the protection of the first-class strategic facilities if such events occur in the future again. At the same time, energy supply system of our country will be evaluated by external auditors and problems find solution. All of this will undoubtedly serve to improve our energy sector and prevent the likelihood of similar incidents once more." Azerbaijani Parlamentarian stressed.
Azerbaijani MP Elman Mammadov also thinks that those who are responsible for the accident at the Thermal Power Station in Mingachevir will definitely be punished. According to him, an accident can occur in any area, and nobody has been insured from it. "We read news about terrible accidents in the United States, the world's leading state and European countries. But for some reason, members of opposition try to use the smallest incidents, natural disaster, or traffic accidents for political purposes. Unfortunately, some radicals politicized the accident occured in Mingachevir and did not hesitate to make political unfounded stataments in the country. The aim of these groundless statements is to form uncertainty in the country. But they will never succeed, even if they have a dissatisfaction with the state in society. As the security of the Azerbaijani state and its citizens is sufficiently stable and at a high level. Such poor goals will never be reached. With regard to those who are responsible for the accident, as I pointed out above, as a result of the commission's investigation , such persons will be identified and punished in accordance with the law." said Elman Mammadov.