Consultation at MTAES


Rescuers, Who Provided Assistance to People Stuck in the Snow Will be Encouraged

On February 8, the regular weekly consultative meeting was held at the RA Ministry of Territorial Administration and Emergency Situations, chaired by Minister Armen Yeritsyan.

Rescue Service Director, r/s Lieutenant-General Sergey Azaryan reported on accidents registered during the week, the measures undertaken and ongoing activities. Rescue Service responded to 238 cases during the previous week. RS Director informed, that the temporary tents, deployed in Aragatsotn, Syunik and Gegharkunik regions, continue a 24 hours daily work, supporting assistance to 599 vehicles and 1368 people stuck in the snow.

Director of “Service of Hydrometeorology and Active Impact to Atmospheric Phenomena” SNCO L. Vardanyan touched upon the ongoing activities, presented the weather forecast for the upcoming days. According to L. Vardanyan, the precipitations would stop starting from that day on, changeable weather was forecasted in upcoming days, and the temperature would gradually rise from 13 February.

“Disaster Risk Reduction National Platform” Foundation Director M. Poghosyan reported on his visit paid to Tavush region, where they were introduced to primary issues of border communities. The Director of the Foundation noted, that they were ready to provide continuous support to border communities. TAES Minister, A. Yeritsyan instructed to prepare a proposal on issues requiring urgent solutions of border communities of Tavush region.

Taking part in the online weekly consultation, the Head of State Emergency Service AG NKR and the heads of regional rescue departments reported on incidents registered and current activities implemented during the week. The Minister was also briefed about the passable roads in the regions and the activities carried out by temporary bases.

Head of Gegharkunik RRD, r/s Colonel E. Galstyan reported, that the rescuers of Martuni fire and rescue detachment left for Vardenyats Pass, where about 10 hours of continuous work helped to free the 9 cars stuck in snow. The rescuers had to walk about 5 km on foot (because of the roads being impassable) for providing assistance to 10 people.

Minister A. Yeritsyan instructed to present to encouragement those rescuers, who had provided assistance to people stuck in the snowstorm.

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