”RDFG” DRR Centre hands over the necessary equipment to the MIA Emergency Management Agency staff

On January 23, DRR Centre (Disaster Risk Reduction Centre) of the Association ”Rural Development for Future Georgia” (RDFG) handed over necessary equipment for responding chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents to the MIA Emergency Management Agency staff at the Tbilisi sea rescue base in a festive atmosphere with the Polish Embassy representatives. Four cabins for the decontamination, gas-impermeable suits, pneumatic tents and medical bags were gifted as special-purpose equipment .

DRR Centre of ”RDFG” purchased necessary equipment and imported to Georgia in the framework of the Polish Embassy-funded grant project named “Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia Emergency Management Agency support for responding to chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear threats (GBRN).”

The Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs of Georgia Merab Malania and the Ambassador of Poland Andrzej Cieszkowski attended the event and delivered the speech among other officials. ”RDFG” Chairman Vano Grigolashvili declares that one of the main aims of the DRR Centre is to strengthen Emergency Management system in Georgia, under which the mentioned equipment project was carried out and expresses his gratitude to the Polish Embassy and people for cooperation.

In 2015, it should be noted that ”Rural Development for Future Georgia” in the first phase of the project sent four employees of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Georgia Emergency Management Agency to Poland at the Polish company ”LUBAWASA” for a training to study the special equipments necessary for responding to the chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear incidents. During the training Georgian rescuers also participated in the rescue simulation of the chemical-affected victims.

Transferred special equipment will improve disaster risk reduction, rapid response or mobilization to chemical, biological, radiological and possible nuclear incidents.