Emergencies Ministry drafts roadmap for rescue unit development in the Arctic
The Russian Emergencies Ministry has developed a roadmap to improve rescue units in the Russian Arctic, RIA Novosti quoted Beslan Gogokhiya, the ministry's director of the Arctic development department, as saying.
"At the end of April, the Emergencies Ministry board will approve the roadmap to develop rescue units in the Arctic zone," Gogokhiya said at the research and practical conference "Preventing and Responding to Emergencies in the Arctic Region. Safe City in the Arctic." He said that the roadmap would be effective for three years.
Gogokhiya also said that the entire scope of problems associated with the Arctic zone will be taken into account. "Together with Russian research institutions and experts, we will start by developing the legal framework and finish with infrastructure development," he added.
The Emergencies Ministry plans to build 10 integrated emergency and rescue centers in the Arctic: in Dudinka, Murmansk, Naryan-Mar, Arkhangelsk, Nadym, Vorkuta, Tiksi, Pevek, Provideniya and Anadyr; four of them — in Murmansk, Naryan-Mar, Arkhangelsk and Dudinka — are already operating.
The rescue centers will be in a state of constant readiness to respond promptly to any emergency situation in the Arctic.