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News / The European Union donated valuable equipment to the rescue services of civil protection in Bosnia and Herzegovina
On 5 April, in Mostar, specialized equipment (firefighting, diving, mountaineering) and IT equipment for the Operational Center of Civil Protection in Herzegovina-Neretva County/Canton worth more than 200,000 KM was donated to the rescue services of the BiH civil protection.
The equipment was donated as part of the “Joint response for a better protection and rescue system” project, which is financed by the European Union as part of the Cross-Border Cooperation Program Bosnia and Herzegovina – Montenegro. The delivered equipment and project activities will contribute to the cross-border partnership in improving the system of prevention, intervention and recovery process from disasters caused by climate change in the cross-border area.
The project will additionally work on the education and training of personnel for field work, through various trainings and intervention exercises, and at today’s event, members of the cross-border mountain rescue services performed a short rescue intervention from heights, in order to show the participants what kind of risks such intervention carry, as well as how important it is to have quality equipment and well-trained staff.
The total value of the project “Joint response for a better system of protection and rescue” is over €590.000, out of which the European Union provided about €490.000 in grants. Implementation started on 01.07.2022. and will last for two years, and it is implemented by the Directorate for Civil Protection and Firefighting of HNC in cooperation with partners: The Entrepreneurship and Business Association LiNK Mostar and the Foundation for the Development of the North of Montenegro (FORS MNE).
Photo credits: EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
Source EU Delegation to Bosnia and Herzegovina
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