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26 May , 15:33

Radiy Khabirov presented new fire equipment keys to heads of forestries

The Head of Bashkortostan, Radiy Khabirov, handed over the keys to 44 units of new fire and patrol equipment to the heads of the republic's forestries, departments of the Federal State Forestry and Fire Supervision of the Ministry of Forestry of the Republic of Belarus and 8 fire stations. It was acquired within the national "Ecology" and the federal "Forest Preservation" projects.

“Forest is one of the main wealth of Bashkortostan. This includes ecological and cultural wealth. Together we do a lot to save the forest. In recent years, we have been suffering from forest fires. At the same time, the fire service and the Ministry of Emergency Situations manage to prevent much damage. Thank you very much for this. I hope we can save our forest this year, despite the difficult weather conditions - early spring and low rainfall – together. We do a lot to provide you with technology. We will continue to improve the material base of the fire service and your working conditions,” said Radiy Khabirov, addressing the foresters.

After the ceremony of handing over the keys, the head of the republic examined the equipment and asked about its characteristics.

The Minister of Forestry of the Republic, Marat Sharafutdinov, explained that today subordinate institutions received fire trucks, trucks based on the GAZon Sadko all-wheel drive chassis, UAZ off-road utility vehicles, ATVs with trailers, a Gazelle Next bus, Niva and UAZ vehicles.

In total, in 2019-2022, 187 pieces of equipment were purchased at the expense of the federal budget, as well as 487 pieces of equipment and inventory for a total of 375.9 million rubles.

This year, another 49 equipment units were purchased for 83.6 million rubles. The achieved target indicator for the federal project "Preservation of Forests" within the framework of the national project "Ecology" on equipment in 2023 amounted to 97.8 percent.

As Bashinform News Agency reported earlier, the Ecology national project was developed on the initiative of Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Author: Azat Gizzatullin

Translated by:Tatyana Aksyutina
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