Raul Khajimba: there will be a a difficult work at the Inguri hydroelectric power station next year
Sukhum. December 27. Apsnypress. Elena Poluyan. President of Abkhazia Raul Khajimba, responding to a question of Apsnypress about plans for the reconstruction of energy sector, noted that the situation in this sphere is "fairly complicated." According to him, the power consumption rises from year to year and worn out networks that need to be replaced, do not withstand such stresses. However, despite "the lowest rate in the world", people are not willing to pay for the consumption of electricity and called on to strengthen the payment discipline of the population and enterprises.
Raul Khajimba said that there are relevant documents which regulate the procedure of relations with Russia in the sphere of electric power industry. "But this is not the solution to all the problems faced by the country. The biggest problem is not generating station, it is networks, which every day go out of order. All our transformers have long exhausted lifetime. We have to buy dozens of transformers annually, and, nevertheless, they are still not sufficient for high-quality supply of electricity to houses", - said Khajimba.
President informed about the plans for the reconstruction of the industry: "By next year, we will have a very difficult work at the Inguri hydroelectric power station, two water mains, which have not been repaired for a long time, we will have to stop them and carry out relevant work on their reconstruction. It will take at least a year. This period of time it is necessary to agree on the conditions of electricity supply by Russia. I hope that the work will begin in 2017".
At the same time, Raul Khajimba noted the work of power engineers: "In these days the guys from" Chernomorenergo "do a lot. We have every night, two or three transformers fail, burning lines in every district. But people are on constant duty!"
The head of state informed about the work of the industry during the New Year holidays and vacations: "To remove the loads on the New Year, we have discussed with the Russian side a number of measures. The western part of the country will be connected to Russia and East - to the Inguri hydroelectric power station ".