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PM orders setting up a commission to liquidate flood consequences in Far East

September 08, 2013, 7:10 UTC+3

The efforts will focus on repairing destroyed and damaged houses

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MOSCOW, September 8 (Itar-Tass) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev has signed a decree to form a governmental commission for liquidation of flood consequences in the Far East following orders from Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The governmental commission will be headed by new Deputy Prime Minister and Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri Trutnev. The commission will also comprise 12 ministers - Vladimir Puchkov (Emergencies Ministry), Sergei Donskoi (Natural Resources Ministry), Vladimir Kolokoltsev (Interior Ministry), Dmitry Linanov (Education and Science Ministry), Alexander Novak (Energy Ministry), Anton Siluanov (Finance Ministry), Veronika Skvortsova (Health Ministry), Igor Slyunyayev (Regional Development Ministry), Maxim Sokolov (Transport Minister), Maxim Topilin (Labour Minister), Alexei Ulyukayev (Economic Development Ministry) and Nikolai Fedorov (Agriculture Minister).

Other commission members will include Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika, Chairman of the Investigation Committee Alexander Bastrukin and governors of the affected territories - President of the Republic of Sakha (Yakutia) Yegor Borisov, as well as governors Alexander Vinnikov of the Jewish Autonomous Region, Oleg Kozhemyako of the Amur Region, Vladimir Miklushevsky of the Primorye Territory, Acting Governor of the Magadan Region Vladimir Pecheny and Acting Governor of the Khabarovsk Territory Vyacheslav Shport.

The commission also comprises Russia’s Chief Sanitary Doctor Gennady Onishchenko, Chairman of the State Committee for Construction, Housing and Municipal Economy Vladimir Tokarev, Acting Chairman of the Federal Service for Ecological, Technological and Nuclear Supervision Alexei Ferapontov, Chairman of the Russian Committee of Hydrometeorology Alexander Frolov, as well as Director General of the Rosseti power grid company Oleg Budargin, RusHydro CEO Yevgeny Dod and President of the Russian Railways (RZD) company Vladimir Yakunin.

According to the government press service, the commission will coordinate the steps taken by the authorities and other structures to overcome the aftermaths of powerful floods that have hit the Republic of Yakutia, the Primorye and Khabarovsk territories, the Amur and Magadan regions and in the Jewish Autonomous Region.

The efforts will focus on repairing destroyed and damaged houses and rebuilding social, engineering and transport infrastructure; housing and utilities as well as resolution of social problems which people are facing in the flood-affected areas.

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