Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has held a working meeting with governor of Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Natalya Komarova to discuss joint efforts in ensuring safety of people in industrial production, economically important facilities and cooperation of the Emergency Ministry’s Directorate with local authorities.
“All plans and programs developing territorial subsystems will be implementing considering economical and infrastructural projects being executed in the region. We have worked out joint approaches to achieve higher efficiency of the Emergency Ministry’s Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area Directorate and its cooperation with municipalities,” Mr. Puchkov said.
The officials also discussed higher efficiency of Russian business, representatives of which work in the north and the Arctic area.
“The use of groundwork and innovative technologies and involvement of scientific communities, including the Emergency Ministry is a promising are of joint work. This will allow on the one hand developing economy, organizing new high-tech work places and on the other hand developing infrastructure and creating comfortable living and working conditions,” the Minister said.
The governor pointed out that cooperation with the Emergency Ministry was important because young people living in the region take great interest in professions of rescuer and firefighter, so Ms. Komarova believes it one more area for partnership with the Emergency Ministry.
She also said that the region is located in a specific climatic area.
“Industrial potential here is very high, so is the risk of emergency situations in plants and factories. This is why it was extremely important to agree on mechanisms of cooperation in ensuring safety,” Ms. Komarova said.
The Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Area plans to build up capacities of the local Crisis Management Center, single emergency call service and introduce new life safety technologies.