Grant Agreement Signed for Purchase of Helicopters for Civil Protection Services

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ZAGREB, Nov 19,  2020 – A grant agreement for the purchase of three multi-purpose helicopters for the civil protection services was signed on Thursday, the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development said in a press release.

The total value of the project is HRK 190 million, of which HRK 161.5 million was provided by the European Union. It includes the purchase of three helicopters and the provision of training for emergencies, natural disasters and major accidents.

The agreement was signed by Interior Minister Davor Bozinovic, Economy and Sustainable Development Minister Tomislav Coric and the CEO of the state-owned Hrvatske Vode water management company, Zoran Djurokovic.

Helicopter support will ensure a timely and effective response by all civil protection services in search and rescue operations, air surveillance of disaster-affected areas, transport of people and equipment to and from those areas, and provision of emergency medical aid, Bozinovic said.

Coric said that a flood protection programme for the Kupa river area would be approved by the end of the year and that documents were also being prepared to strengthen the country’s capacity for seismic hazard and risk assessment.


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