The National Army is prepared to intervene with 500 military in Snow removing
Chisinau, January 26th, 2013 — the National Army is prepared to intervene with military and units of special equipment in the event of heavy snowfalls. This information was presented by the Chief of Main Staff, National Army Commander, Brigadier General Vitalie Stoian within the meeting at the Ministry of Defense, where the intervention measures were drawn, if necessary. The meeting, chaired by the Minister of Defense, Vitalie Marinuţa, with the participation of policy stakeholders of the National Army, was organized under the guidance of the Prime Minister of Moldova, Vlad Filat, after the warning of State Hydro- meteorological Service regarding heavy snowfalls.
Thus, according to Brigadier General Stoian, the Army is ready to support the local authorities with more than 500 military and 45 technical units with increased crossing capacity for interventions in heavy snow conditions. However, in the units from the southern, central and north military garrisons, mobile teams were established in order to get involved, if needed, in snow removal in localities and on national roads.
According to the Operational Command Centre of National Army, there is a permanent contact between the officer of operating duty of the National Army and the operational service of Civil Protection and Emergency Situations of MIA. In the last 24 hours, there were no requests addressed to the Ministry of Defense, from local authorities to assist in snow removal in villages and national routes.