Russian Vice Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak inspected the town of Krymsk on Thursday, which was exposed to a powerful flood last summer, the press service of Krasnodar territory administration reported on Friday.
Together with Krasnodar territory Governor Alexander Tkachyov, Kozak met the residents of new neighborhoods, Ozerki and Nadezhda, and visited schools and a daycare center rebuilt after the calamity.
Modern playgrounds and sports grounds have been opened for children with a public transit stop nearby. A new daycare center for 100 children will be built there in April 2013.
Tkachyov said that the main task of the territory's administration today is to do its utmost to prevent the repetition of such calamities in the future.
Thus, the bed of the Adagum River, the overflowing of which provoked the large-scale disaster, has been expanded and deepened doubling its throughput capacity. Bank protection and bridge reconstruction continue, the report says.
There was a powerful flood on the night of July 6 in the towns of Gelendzhik, Krymsk and Novorossiysk and several others. The water filled thousands of houses, and disrupted power, gas and water supplies. Krymsk district suffered the greatest damage. The calamity took 168 lives.
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