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Over 4 billion rubles needed to move citizens from flood-hit houses in Amur Region

August 26, 2013, 15:28 UTC+3

The Ministry for the Far East Development reported that damage could be estimated at 5.5 billion rubles

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Photo ITAR-TASS/Olga Yegoraeva

Photo ITAR-TASS/Olga Yegoraeva

MOSCOW, August 26 (Itar-Tass) - Russia’s Ministry of Regional Development said a total of 4.2 billion rubles should be provided to assist to citizens in the flood-hit Amur Region, the Far East, the ministry’s press service reported on Monday.

“The commissions have studied 2,387 facilities to estimate damage caused by the flood. A total of 2,057 houses on the area of 97,854 square meters have been destroyed. Documents are being prepared to organize the recovery work and motives are indispensable to move citizens from houses, which cannot be restored,” the ministry said in its report.

About 150 million rubles will be indispensable in the power sector. Till January 1 a total of 986,000 tons of coal should be purchased for enterprises’ needs while 356,000 tons are necessary for the population’s needs. “Coal should be brought from Krasnoyarsk and Chita. Due to the existing railway tariffs additional funding should be provided,” the report says.

As of today the housing and utility sector’s enterprises have prepared 216,600 tons of coal. Minister of Regional Development Igor Slunyayev said a total of 28 hydroelectric power stations should be built in 14 Amur Region’s municipal districts.

The Ministry for the Far East Development reported that damage could be estimated at the amount of 5.5 billion rubles.

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