GORNO-ALTAISK, February 2 (Itar-Tass) — A centre to monitor and react to emergency situations in Siberia is being set up in Kyzyl, the capital of Tuva, on the instructions of Russian Minister for Emergency Situations Sergei Shoigu.
Tuva’s head Sholban Kara-ool spoke about a need to set up such a centre following a major quake that hit the region on December 27, 2011, the press service of the Tuva government told Tass on Thursday.
On Thursday, republic’s first deputy prime minister Vitaly Bartyn-Sady met with the director of the emergencies ministry’s civil defense department, Sergei Didenko. A decision was made to set up in Kyzyl an inter-regional centre to forecast, monitor and react to emergency situations. The centre will receive information on seismic events in Siberia, forecast the development of the situation in case of quakes and inform the population.