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Putin orders impartial assessment of damage from fires in Khakassia

April 29, 2015, 16:37 UTC+3 NOVO-OGARYOVO

A total of 1,373 houses have been fully destroyed and another 64 houses demand a complete overhaul

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NOVO-OGARYOVO, April 29. /TASS/. Russia’s President Vladimir Putin has ordered to do an urgent and impartial assessment of the damage caused by wildfires in the east-Siberian region of Khakassia and other parts of Siberia and the Far East.

"It’s important to do an impartial assessment as soon as possible," he said at a conference with government members.

Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Kozak said, on his part, the agencies of power had placed housing and infrastructure restoration requests totaling 7 billion rubles, "but this assessment should be supported by documents."

Putin told Kozak to press forward with the process and not to waste time. "It’s important to do this work right now and to achieve timely results," he said.

Kozak said on his part restoration of the housing damaged by fires in Khakassia and the Trans-Baikal territory is to begin on May 15.

"Full inventory of all the dwelling houses damaged by wildfires has been taken," he said at a conference chaired by the President. "

A total of 1,373 houses have been fully destroyed and another 64 houses demand a complete overhaul.

Kozak said appropriate instructions for building residential houses upon model projects had been issued and the organizations that would take charge of this job had also been selected.

"We can give a kind of consent for signing these agreements quickly enough and get down to the construction works at the sites of residential facilities and central infrastructures as of May 15," he said.

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