On February 16, President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadzhimba held a meeting of the Operational headquarters for the elimination of the consequences of the natural disaster.
The Head of State stressed that all agencies should be prepared for any development of the situation. He commented on the efficiency of the “Chernomorenergo” in the resumption of the electricity supply. He also said that blackouts were caused by trees that fell, not by the inefficient work of corresponding services.
“All the work that was done as part of the Investment program, substations that were repaired – all this helped us to avoid terrible consequences that could have happened. We usually do not have such snow, but in the future we should be ready. We should prepare the equipment for snow removal. There should also be reagents for difficult road sections, and the environmental aspects should also be taken into account”, - said the President.
Raul Khadzhimba stressed that the clearing of the republican highway is carried out around the clock. The Head of State instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs to study the issue of travel restrictions for transport not adapted to the existing weather conditions.
Prime Minister Beslan Bartsits said that the situation with the road infrastructure has stabilised and is now under control.
“All relevant authorities are in the permanent response mode, the work does not stop even for a moment”, - he said.
The Head of State expressed his gratitude to the participants of the Operational headquarters for their timely action.
Due to bad weather conditions, on the instructions of President of the Republic of Abkhazia Raul Khadjimba, the Operational headquarters for the elimination of the consequences of the natural disaster have been created. The Operational headquarters are headed by Prime Minister of the Republic of Abkhazia Beslan Bartsits. Heads of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, Ministry of Emergency Situations, State management of energy and transport, “Abkhazavtodor”, “Chernomorenergo”, heads of administrations of cities and districts are also in the Operational headquarters.