Japan to provide rescue and fire trucks to Moldova

The rescuers and firefighters in the Republic of Moldova will receive special vehicles from Japan, namely ten firefighting vehicles with ladders of different length and with tanks of a different volume produced in Japan. The administration of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations signed in Tokyo a contract with Toyota Tsusho Corporation, IPN reports.

Eight ladders are 30 meters long, while two ladders are 54 meters long. The volume of the tanks is of 3,000 to 10,000 litters. According to the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations, the new rescue and fire trucks will help to reduce the time of response to citizens’ requests in the localities in which they are based and in the served districts and to decrease the number of truck breakdowns.

The vehicles made in Japan will have European chassis and will be delivered to Moldova within 23 months. They will be distributed to ten subdivisions of the Inspectorate in six localities and will serve over 1.3 million citizens.

The vehicles were purchased in the framework of the project “Improvement of Fire Safety Equipment” that is implemented with support from the Government of Japan that offered Moldova a grant of 1.55 billion Japanese yen (about US$230m) through the agency of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

Together with the delivery of the trucks to Moldova, the rescuers and firefighters of the General Inspectorate for Emergency Situations will be trained by Japanese experts how to use and maintain the given vehicles.

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