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Vanadzor-Alaverdi highway traffic has been restored 14:25 / 21.08.2014

Loose stones removal works had been completed On August 20, at 18:32 at the crisis management center of RS Lori regional rescue department of the RA Ministry of Emergency Situations, was received a call informing, that on the highway Vanadzor- Alaverdi stone crumble occurred. Arriving at the scene, the operative group found, that on the 27th kilometer of Vanadzor - Alaverdi M-6 highway, in the result of heavy rain and wind, stones fell on the road from the cliff (8-10 m...

Appointments and conferment of ranks at MES 11:46 / 20.08.2014

On August 20, by order of the Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan were carried out a number of new appointments in the Ministry of Emergency Situations: in special significance rescue works implementation center of RFD, in OMD crisis management center, in Yerevan city rescue department Shengavit division and Ararat regional rescue department. By another orders of the Minister of Emergency Situations Deputy Head of R/S operational management department Tigran Avagyan was...

August 19 is World Humanitarian Day 16:32 / 19.08.2014

Every year on August 19, the UN marks World Humanitarian Day. While performing activities the Ministry of Emergency Situations is guided by humanitarian principles. During the devastating earthquake in Spitak in 1988, the Armenian people felt the full force and power of humanitarian support of the international community. Today, from rescue and assistance importing country it already had become an assistance, rescue, experience and knowledge exporting country by the...

Ministry of Emergency Situations develops cooperation with “Yerkrapah Volunteers’ Union” 14:17 / 19.08.2014

On August 19, the chairman of the “Yerkrapah Volunteers’ Union” department, Artsakh hero Lieutenant-General Manvel Grigoryan visited the Ministry of Emergency Situations. The purpose of the visit was the signing of a memorandum of cooperation between the Ministry of Emergency Situations of Armenia and “Volunteers Union Yerkrapah” of the RA. Lieutenant-General M. Grigoryan laid a wreath at the monument to the Devotees of salvation, as a sign of memory and respect. Then award...

Аn Earthquake on Border of Iran- Iraq 09:15 / 18.08.2014

On August 18, at 10:01, National Seismic Protection Survey shared an information according which, an earthquake measuring 6.2 magnitude struck at 06:32 local time in Iran near the border with Iraq, 38km east from Dehloran city. The tremor measured magnitude 8 at the epicenter area. The geographical coordinates of the epicenter are north width 32.690 and east length 47.660. The hypocenter of the seismic activity was 10 kilometers beneath the surface. The earthquake was...

RA Prime Minister visited the Ministry of Emergency Situations 16:27 / 15.08.2014

On August 15, Republic of Armenia Prime Minister Hovik Abrahamyan accompanied by Cabinet members of RA visited the Ministry of Emergency Situations. Minister of Emergency Situations Armen Yeritsyan introduced the Prime Minister and members of the Government emergency fire and rescue equipment and devices designed for rescue operations. Thanks to the cooperation with the Ministry of Defense, the material and technical base of MES was supplemented by armored cars BTR-60, which...