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Residents of flood-hit Far East to get housing certificates

August 22, 2013, 14:35 UTC+3

EMERCOM and Finance Ministry are studying possible measures to provide humanitarian assistance to residents affected by floods

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

Photo ITAR-TASS/Dmitry Morgulis

MOSCOW, August 22 (Itar-Tass) - Residents of the Far East, which has been hit by the flood and whose houses cannot be restored, will get housing certificates, spokesperson to the Emergency Situations Ministry Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.

“We’ve studying an issue to render assistance to people, who have been hit by the flood. Housing certificates or financial aid can be provided,” Rossius said.

“We’re also studying measures to render aid to farmers and agricultural producers, who sustained losses due to the flood,” the spokesperson said.

“Emergencies Minister Vladimir Puchkov and Finance Minister Anton Siluanov have discussed measures to provide subsidies to the agricultural areas. Puchkov has met presidential plenipotentiary envoy to the Far Eastern District Viktor Ishayev to focus on joint measures to cope with the consequences of the disaster,” Rossius said.

The recovery work has entered the active phase in the Amur Region, Emergency Situations Ministry spokesperson Irina Rossius told Itar-Tass.

“A total of 150 brigades (2,000 people( have been formed and are involved in the recovery work in the Amur Region,” she said.

The areas, which have been hit by the water, are being restored. The infrastructure facilities are being repaired. Assistance is being provided to local residents.

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