Donetsk, Aug 2 — DAN. More than 30,000 customers have been connected to the Mariupol gas supply network, Donetsk People’s Republic Prime Minister Yevgeny Solntsev said on Wednesday.

Solntsev urged city residents to more actively conclude contacts with the gas company which has already provided 1,119 apartment buildings with gas connection. “Use this opportunity by all means, ” he said.

Earlier in the day, the premier visited education facilities which are being rebuilt in the maritime city with the assistance of Russian sponsor regions.  The renovation projects must be completed by the beginning of the new school year, he told the contractors. The premier also met with experts to discuss utility companies' preparation for the autumn and winter periods.*jk