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PRIORITY 2 - Improving the quality of life

Development of the rescue services Poland – Ukraine within the strengthening the infrastructure of cross-border management system of natural hazard

Lead PartnerProvincial Headquarters of the State Fire Service in Sokołów Podlaski (Poland)

Partnership Main Board of Ministry of Emergency Situations of Ukraine and Population Protection against Disaster Consequences in Czarnobyl (Ukraine)

Total budget832 286,17 €

Programme Contribution715 766,11 €

Duration20 months

Measure2.1. Natural environment protection in the borderland

Project ref. numberIPBU.02.01.00-14-177/10

The general aim of the project is to strengthen protection of natural environment and environmentally valuable areas in the east part of Masovian Voivodeship and in the Volyn Oblast as well as to protect the habitants of these regions from the . The neighbourhood of these areas causes a direct influence on functioning of ecosystems there: the connection of the rivers and forest complexes, migrations of animals and vegetative transport of plants. Threats appearing in the transboundary area in the form of companies possessing dangerous substances and urban and agriculture areas causing fire and toxic threats for forest complexes and waters indicate a need to constant monitoring of threats and preparing for quick removal of catastrophes in order to limit losses in the natural environment. The project aims to increase rescue services capacity, improve threat monitoring and crisis management. Thanks to the project cooperation between Polish and Ukrainian rescue services will be broadened.

As a result of the realization of the project will occur an increase of a speed of activities connected with threats analysis, quicker and more efficient use of forces and resources for limiting catastrophes caused by leakages of toxic substances from industrial infrastructure and vehicles, fires of forest complexes and green areas as well as companies. Services will recognize threats quicker and reach events quicker and limit their consequences, what in the result will decrease damage caused by the environment, population and economy. The realization of the project will decrease in this way a risk of the natural environment contamination in the transboundering area. The project includes purchase of specialised equipment as well as trainings and experience exchange.



Lidia Świerycka
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