Prime Minister visited recently opened Lori CMC

18:03 / 06.08.2014

On August 6, the ceremonial opening of Lori regional crisis management center was held in Vanadzor city.

The opening ceremony of the new building of Lori regional rescue department and the crisis management center was attended by Prime Minister of the RA Hovik Abrahamyan, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Territorial Administration Armen Gevorgyan, Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan, Lori Marzpet Artur Nalbandyan, heads of urban and rural communities of Lori, senior officials of the Ministry of Emergency Situations.

Previously, Lori regional rescue department of MES hadn’t got a separate building and had worked in uncomfortable conditions, but today the problem was finally resolved, moreover, Lori regional rescue department has already got a crisis management center, which has been established by the joint efforts of MES and UNDP Armenia.
UNDP Armenia is one of the main partners supporting MES to decentralize the CMC in all regions of Armenia.

The red ribbon, announcing the deput of the building, was cut by Lori Marzpet Artur Nalbandyan and Head of Lori regional Rescue Department Hrach Antonyan. 

Accompanied by ES Minister Armen Yeritsyan, Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan toured the recently opened building, familiarized with the working conditions in the renovated building. In the recently opened Lori regional crisis management center, the Prime Minister spoke with the employees of the center, was interested in their duties and working conditions.

Then Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan told about the possibilities of the crisis management center. Lori CMC is equipped with the latest equipment, which allows the center staff immediately to follow response to emergencies, as well as other atmospheric phenomena and the nature process and changes, that in any way can cause an emergency situation in the region. This system operates in Lori region for the first time, and it allows quickly and effectively manage possible disasters and emergencies, and the whole process of quick response. 5 disabled persons also got jobs in Lori CMC. Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan noted, that such crisis management centers with great possibilities will be opened in all regions of Armenia.

Minister of Emergency Situations, during the meeting with reporters, in response to their questions, noted with satisfaction, that the crisis management centers of the MES expand their geography and work is underway, so that the rest of the regions also will be equipped with integrated management systems.

 Regional Crisis Management Center’s technical equipement are provided by UNDP.


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