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Since January 6 about 30-40 forest workers are involved in solving the issue of power outages, while it is planned to involve even additional 70-90 workers during the weekend, AS Sadales tīkls informed the Minister of Economy Artis Kampars.

The situation is gradually improving, as in the morning of Friday – about 7 000 households were left without electricity. Communication and collaboration among AS Latvenergo, AS Sadales tīkls and the Latvian Forest Workers’ Union on attracting additional forces, in order to ensure cutting the trees threatening the power lines has improved as well, says Kampars, adding that also Lithuanian and Estonian electricians are involved, Denmark has offered helping with fully equiped brigades as well.

The Latvian Forest Workers’ Union and AS Sadales tīkls have appointed supervisors of regions to coordinate the work of forest workers in the locations of power lines ruptures, as well as to specify the necessary equipment.

National Armed Forces are also providing technical support to AS Latvenergo by delivering additional nine crawlers, all in all 23 crawlers are used.

The business news portal BNN already reported during an emergency meeting on January 6, the Cabinet of Ministers announced a nationwide state of emergency due to the prolonged power supply shortages in 40 regions of Latvia.


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  1. Ruth.lt says:

    It would be better if these matters are solved more actively….

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