The transfrontier project SMURD will be extended. The issue was discussed by the head of the Civil Protection and Emergencies Service Mihail Harabagiu and the secretary general of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Romania Raed Arafat, IPN reports.
In a press release, the Service says that this is a new stage in the development of the Emergency and Resuscitation Mobile Service that will be called SMURD 2. The officials said that within SMURD 2, Moldova will benefit from ten ambulances, four extrication vehicles, four landing strips for helicopters and two emergency departments, while in Romania there will be created a Training Center. The project to the value of €10 million is to be implemented until 2020.
The officials also discussed the possibility of the SMURD helicopters intervening in accident areas and on roads so as to reduce the response time and the project’s accomplishments after two years of work, assuring that the agreement between the two governments hasn’t been suspended as a result of the tragic accident that occurred at the start of June near Haragas village of Cantemir district. Moreover, the officials announced that a memorial will be erected in memory of the SMURD heroes who died in the Republic of Moldova in the line of duty. This will be built near the place of the accident and will be unveiled on December 1, 2016.