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Uzbekistan gradually eliminating effects of blackout
TASHKENT. Jan 26 (Interfax) – The effects of the massive power outage that occurred in Uzbekistan on January 25 are being gradually eliminated, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.
“The consequences of the accident are being gradually cleared up thanks to coordinated joint work in this extreme situation by energy, oil and gas, public utilities, transport, healthcare, emergency situations, and law enforcement agencies,” Mirziyoyev was quoted as saying during an extended teleconference by presidential press secretary Sherzod Asadov, who posted this statement on Telegram.
Mirziyoyev said that he has taken work to deal with the consequences of the emergency under his control and has ordered that a government commission be created to investigate the causes of the massive power outage in the country.
“We were all witnesses to the immediate effect that yesterday’s technical power outage had on the life of the whole region,” Mirziyoyev said.
The population has been understanding of the situation, Mirziyoyev said, thanking everyone who is working diligently to overcome the consequences of the blackout.
A massive power outage occurred in Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan in the early hours of January 25, purportedly caused by an accident in Central Asia’s integrated power system.
Central Asia’s integrated power system covers Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and the south of Kazakhstan.