Ekibastuz celebrated its 59th birthday, GRES-2 power plants power engineers hurried to congratulate its favorite city.
Traditionally, the city event dedicated to honoring the Ekibastuz city began with a solemn meeting. Words of gratitude to those who have contributed through the labor to the development of Ekibastuz over many years were heard from the scene. Workers-natives of Ekibastuz city were awarded memorable gifts and prizes. Oleg Novikov, Chairman of the Board of “Ekibastuz GRES-2” JSC was among the award recipients; he received a letter of gratitude on behalf of the Head of State Nursultan Nazarbayev for active participation in the election campaign of “Nur Otan” party during the elections of deputies of Mazhilis of the Parliament and maslikhats of the Republic of Kazakhstan. Oleg Novikov noted that this award is the result of the efforts of a team comprising one thousand five hundred power engineers.
Nurus Asanov, foreman of EGRES 2 CRS became one of the new heroes of the city’s Walk of Labor Fame; he was awarded a confirming certificate in the honor of the grand opening of the Walk.
On the occasion of city day celebration, Viktor Shestopalov, fitter on repair of boiler equipment of 6th category coal- pulverizing shop was awarded Certificate of Merit of Ekibastuz city mayor ; A Letter of gratitude of the city mayor was handed to Birzhan Orazov, engine driver of 6th category fuel handling system (TTC)
Representatives of GRES-2 Veterans Council and Solnechny village Veterans Council attended the City day celebration as honored guests.
After the solemn meeting the guests had the opportunity to cheer on baige competitors on the racetrack. The guests could have meals in cozy yurts during the breaks of horse races.
Ekibastuz Day celebration was continued in the recreation park "Miner" where the concert was organized thanks to efforts of companies’ amateur talent groups. The owners of best voices of the power plant who are Plakhina Natalia, Elena Stepanuk, Svetlana Kozodoenko, Bolatay Ahmadiev and Anita Nevmerzhitskaya sang songs about homeland, mother and friendship that are well-loved by all.