Azerbaijani Politics 12 january — 14:33

Ilham Aliyev: 'Managers of strategic facilities were punished'

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'After the last year's accident (President Aliyev means the accident at the Mingachevir Hydroelectric Power Station - Ed), it became clear that our strategic facilities are not ready for such emergency situations, which causes great regret,' Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at the meeting of the Cabinet ministers on the outcome of socioeconomic development in 2018 and the tasks ahead.

'Of course, the managers of these strategic facilities were punished. Now, as a result of the measures taken and those measures that will be taken in the future, a modern system of generators will be installed at all strategic sites, and funds have already been allocated for this purpose. First of all, the generators will be installed at metro stations. Contracts have already been signed and this year we will fully ensure this. All this will lead to the situation when in the event of an accident no train will remain inside subway tunnels,' the head of state emphasised.

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