Kyrgyz Power Plants head reprimanded
Aman Tentiyev, head of open joint-stock company Power Plants has been reprimanded for the supply of low-quality coal. He was chided by Kyrgyz Energy Minister Askarbek Shadiyev at a meeting of the ministerial board on Friday, KirTAG reported.
Mr Tentiyev is accused of supplying low-quality coal. In addition, the commercial directors of open joint-stock companies Oshelektro, Jalal-Abadelektro and Severelektro were also reprimanded by the Minister while the commercial director of open joint-stock company Vostokelektro was rebuked.
Harsh words have also been said to the management of the power supply authority for late collection of receivables.
In addition, others who were reprimanded were the heads of the Uzgen, Balykchin and Suzak power supply plants 'for mistakes in the power supply system and for the extremely depleted state of power lines and sub-plants'.
Speaking at a meeting of faction Ata-Meken of Kyrgyz Parliament on October 26, MP Raykan Tologonov reported that coal delivered to Bishkek thermal power plant from Kazakhstan was radioactive. A total of 80,000 tons of coal were exported from Kazakhstan to Kyrgyzstan.
Another 25 wagons carrying radioactive coal from Kazakhstan were detected at railway customs point Severnaya in Kyrgyzstan's town Kara-Balta. A total of 8,576 tons of coal was delivered to Kyrgyzstan from Kazakhstan's coal mine Kulan.
An interdepartmental commission including Jogorku Kenesh MPs yesterday concluded that the radiation background of the Kulan mine coal was eight to 10 times exceeds the norm. On November 10 and the night of the eleventh, 29 wagons with radioactive coal were sent from the customs point Severnaya to Kazakhstan.