18 December 2012, 18:37

Russia to open rescue center in Arctic port by year end

Russia to open rescue center in Arctic port by year end

Russia is to open a maritime rescue center in the Arctic port of Dudinka by the end of the year, an official with the Emergency Ministry said Tuesday.

He said that by 2020 three more rescue centers will be set up in Russia’s Artic region.

Russia’s Arctic region is a strategically important area for the country. In particular this is the location of nuclear power plants and storage facilities of hazardous chemical and explosive substances.

The entire Northern Arctic sea route, which is an important shipping lane, lies in the Arctic waters along the Russian Arctic coast.

Voice of Russia, RIA

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