Minister for Emergency Situations Vladimir Puchkov has held today a working meeting with governor of Magadan Region, Chairman of the regional government Vladimir Pecheny.
The two officials discussed further joint work in ensuring human safety, use of modern approaches to emergency management and development of the territorial subsystem of the SSDMS (Single State Disaster Management System).
“There is an Emergency Ministry’s water-bombing Mil Mi-8 helicopter to put out wildfires in Magadan Region. It also has a medical module in it to evacuate patients,” Mr. Puchkov said.
Mr. Pecheny pointed out that the aircraft are very important for the region, especially during rescue operations in the Sea of Okhotsk.
“We have equipped the station for the helicopter, a special module for the crew and a training classroom,” Mr. Pecheny said. “The crews have been manned up and are ready to act.”
During the meeting the officials discussed the creation of space monitoring system to cover Magadan Region, Far East and the Arctic.
“The Space Information Center is planned to be built in the region to forecast first of all flooding situations and make timely decisions on decommissioning winter and ice roads,” Mr. Puchkov added.
The Minister also stressed that the region was implementing new large infrastructure projects, developing enterprises which required some additional steps in reinforcing fire and rescue forces and the airmobile crew.
“Magadan Region is soon going to implement the largest construction project – a gold ore dressing and processing enterprise which is going to employ about 2,000 people. There is going to be more and more such enterprises year by year,” Mr. Pecheny said.
Mr. Puchkov said that first of all it was necessary to ensure safety of both production process and the staff at the enterprises.
“Only joint efforts together with the Ministry, Emergency Ministry’s Magadan Region Office and respective services in the region will guarantee further development of all spheres of life, development and implementation of more new large economic and infrastructure projects,” Mr. Puchkov concluded.