New rescuers, firemen post opened in central Moldova village
14:44 | 26.07.2018 Category: Official
Chisinau, 26 July /MOLDPRES/ - Thirty five thousand citizens have a new post of rescuers and firemen, inaugurated in Leuseni. The post will serve 19 settlements of the central Hancesti district, as well as settlements from Romania, near the border with Moldova, at a distance of up to 30 km. Attending the opening, Prime Minister Pavel Filip said that the safety of citizens remained a priority for the cabinet, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.
„I want to thank you all, those who are waiting for you at home and daily give you powers for this not at all easy work. Thirty five thousand citizens from the neighbour settlements can live more peacefully, as they have by their side this unit of rescuers,” the PM noted.
The project’s launch will allow shortening the intervention time to 15 minutes at the most. Earlier, the trip to some settlements nearby the border used to last even one hour. Given that the unit will serve also settlements from Romania, the prime minister said that “this is a gesture by which we can contribute to the security of our neighbours, as a token of gratitude for different forms in which they help us, including through the SMURD (Mobile Emergency Service for Resuscitation and Extrication) project.”
Twenty four firemen and rescuers will work at the unit 24 hours. The building is modern, has rooms for rest and a sports hall.
Four million lei was allocated from the budget for the construction and endowment of the new unit. “There are no miracles when we speak about the fact that we must invest in infrastructure, in law-enforcement institutions, in health services; you should know that money is needs for this. And I am happy that, after two years and a half, since we have assumed responsibility to govern Moldova, we have this possibility to make social investments, with the today’s project being a proof of this fact,” Pavel Filip added.