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1,17 billion rubles were added to fight fires in Yakutia

1,17 billion rubles were added to fight fires in Yakutia
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In Yakutia, funding has been increased to fight forest fires. The total amount of additional funds amounted to 1,17 billion rubles, and funding for air patrolling increased by 650,5 million rubles.

As the head of Yakutia, Aisen Nikolaev, said in his Telegram channel, the region will receive additional funds in 2022. The total amount planned for combating forest fires in the Far Eastern Federal District will amount to an additional 3,4 billion rubles.

In Yakutia, additional funds will be used to protect forests. These are air patrols, extinguishing. Financing for extinguishing will increase by 309,4 million rubles. It will also be possible to recruit additional detachments of airborne troops - a total of about 184 full-time workers.

As EastRussia previously wrote, in 2021 more than eight million hectares of forest were affected by forest fires in Yakutia alone. The damage to the forest fund of the region was estimated at 1,6 billion rubles.

 

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