On August 1, a meeting was held in Azerigaz CSC dedicated to the results of the yesterdays meeting held with the participation of Azerbaijani president as a result of work of the Cabinet of ministers within the first half of year.
The head of Azerigaz Elkhan Melikov said at the meeting that an action plan will be adopted to resolve the problems emerged in the gas supply. In particular, it is related with the collection of the payments for the gas delivered to subscribers. To resolve this problem, it is intended to fully complete the installation of the gas meters this year although earlier it was intended to complete this process in 2008.
In 2005, 248 thousand gas meters were installed, but the plan envisaged to install 220 thousand, Melikov told. This year, 160 thousand meters have already been installed and by the end of the year, their number should reach 485-490 thousand (for full completion this year).
According to Melikov, in January of this year, the amount of the gas payment collection was 16%. As a result of June, this indicator increased to 44%. In the near days, it is intended to hold the results of July and this indicator is expected to exceed 50%, he added. However, Azerigaz is intending to reach this indicator to 100%.