First meeting of the National Advisory Group, Chisinau, Moldova


Event report

Moldova-1 TV Channel report: 

TV Presenter – More help in risk situations. A project mobilized 19 state institutions to get involved, together with the Exceptional Situations Service (CPESS), in the prevention and removal of catastrophes. An electronic atlas, that will include all risk situations, as well as the roles and tasks of each institution, will be elaborated.

GhenadieBarbu (chief of the General Staff of the CPESS) – For the first time in Moldova, a Risk Atlas will be elaborated. During consultation meetings, we will identify risks and add them to the list. One of our main goals is to identify all existing risks, their cross border effect and to integrate all databases of information into a single one.

Reporter – In situations of risk, 19 state institutions will be involved. Project representatives say that this atlas will help them get involve when needed.

ElinaPleșca (vice director SHS) – We are mainly responsible for emitting those alerts that are very important for planning and direct intervention in case of various threats.

Sergiu Vasiliță (vice president of CMC) – In exceptional situations it is, first of all, important to offer medical assistance to the victims of disasters. This way, it would be of great help to know how many people are requiring our aid, and the way the Ministry of Health can get involved.

Reporter – The project was financed by the European Union and the coordinators say this confirms the interest of Europe in former Soviet Union states.

Vladimir Kuznețov (project coordinator) – It is the first time when such a project is financed by the European Commission. This confirms the fact that, politically speaking, Europe is interested in the way how these (post Soviet Union) countries are prepared and ready to react in risk situations.

Reporter – The Risk Atlas will be available in electronic form starting with June 2014.