Kazakhstan, Astana, Jan 10 /Trend L.Podolyak/
The reconstruction operations of the Kazakh railway station Shetpe and Akimat (regional executive body) in Tenge village, damaged during the riots on Dec 17, 2011, are fully completed, Chairman of the Board of the National Welfare Fund 'Samruk-Kazyna', head of
the government commission on Zhanaozen Umirzak Shukeyev said at a cabinet meeting.
Shukeev noted that the restoration work in Zhanaozen is underway.
"The cleaning operations were completed," he said. "The improvement and restoration work in the city and nearby settlements is underway. About 41 facilities were damaged. The restoration work is carried out according to the schedule. Local residents are also involved in the process."
Mass riots hit the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen on Dec.16 killing 16 and injuring more than 100 people. Buildings and cars were burned and property of physical and legal entities was destroyed. Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev declared a state of emergency in Zhanaozen until Jan.31.
A group of people blocked the movement of passenger trains at the railway station Shetpe located in the Mangistau region on December 17, 2011. They called for to support the participants of Zhanaozen riots.