Russian emergencies ministry to set up two new rescue centers in Arctic

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will set up another two rescue centers in the Arctic

Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will set up another two rescue centers in the Arctic, Emergency Situations Minister Vladimir Puchkov has said.

"We have already deployed three centers, which will be able to tackle a wide range of tasks. In addition to them, we will open two more Arctic rescue centers this year," Puchkov told reporters during a visit to Naryan-Mar, the administrative center of Russia's Nenets Autonomous District, on Monday.

Such centers will also appear in Siberia and the Far East, he said. A total of ten Arctic rescue centers will be established in Russia.

"Besides, we are reinforcing our group which is working in the Arctic today. We are providing it with new one-of-a-kind technologies, gear and everything necessary for its further development. We are upgrading its hardware and assets, introducing new approaches and methods of training rescuers to work in the complex environment of the Arctic. The first Arctic training, research and rescue center where rescuers will be trained was set up in Vytegra last year. We also want to conclude an agreement between the Nenets Autonomous District and the Emergency Situations Ministry of the Russian Federation," Puchkov said.

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