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All roads damaged from flood in Russia’s Primorsky territory restored

November 01, 2013, 7:23 UTC+3

As much as 30.7 million roubles (about $957 thousand) were allocated from the federal reserve for restoration works

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VLADIVOSTOK, November 1 (Itar-Tass) - All roads that stretch at 24 kilometres and that were damaged in a devastating flood in Primorsky Territory, Russia’s Far East, are restored, director of the department of the road management Aleksey Shirshov said at a meeting of the committee for the cleanup of the aftermath of the emergency situation in Primorsky Territory on Friday.

Meanwhile, the design documentation was developed to reconstruct the bridges in the Dalnegorsk urban district, Terney and Olga districts. Before the end of the year eight new bridges will be built instead of those damaged in the natural disaster.

“As much as 30.7 million roubles (about $957 thousand) were allocated from the federal reserve for restoration works. This is the first tranche from 84 million roubles (about $2.6 million) allocated for these purposes,” Shirshov said.

The housing will be provided to two families from the resources of the federal budget, as their houses cannot be restored after the flood. Three families have already moved in new housing. The monetary funds will be also allocated for the repairs of 24 residential houses.

The payment of compensations to flood-affected people continues. As much as 29.87 million roubles (about $931 thousand) were already paid. 44.82 more billion roubles (about $1.4 million) will be paid soon.

Sixteen municipal entities of the territory were stricken in the strongest cyclone for the last 20 years last July. The residential houses were flooded, the roads were washed out and the bridges were destroyed. The damages to the economy of the region reached more than 1.2 billion roubles (about $37.4 million).

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