Service suppliers complain on KazTransGas Aimak for monopoly position
Astana. October 2. KazTAG - Service suppliers complain about KazTransGas Aimak which, they say, does not let them to gas connection works, said Rustam Akhmetov, chairman of the committee for protection and development of competition of the Ministry of National Economy of Kazakhstan.
"The monopoly position on the main markets of commodity gas negatively affects the associate markets. Independent suppliers of services on gas connection complain on KazTransGas Aimak which does not let them to works on gas connection," he said at the session of the work group.
In return, Galym Aidosov, first deputy director general of KazTransGas Aimak, said the monopolist does not allow independent suppliers to the market due to danger of works for people.
"There were 10 gas poisonings in 2015-2016, now there 17, there were 18 lethal cases, now- 29," he said.
In his words, the statistics of fatalities, “is the only reason of monopolists against development of competition on the market of commodity gas".
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