Air patrolling of forests began in the Central Federal District on May 23. Additional routes have been added to the Moscow region thanks to an agreement between the Federal Forestry Agency and the Moscow government.
According to Georgy Filimonov, Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Moscow Region, the departments will join forces to monitor and extinguish fires.
“The parties agreed to join efforts to monitor and extinguish forest fires in the territories of the subjects of the Central Federal District adjacent to the Moscow region. In the Moscow region, the planned number of flights will be 300 hours with professional pilot-observers of the FBU Avialesookhrana,” he said.
He added that the new routes will complement those flights that are carried out daily under the state contract.
In the Central Federal District, air patrols are carried out along 13 routes. They take place in Moscow, Tver, Yaroslavl, Ryazan, Kaluga, Tula and Smolensk regions. Their total length exceeds five thousand kilometers.
Earlier, Governor Andrei Vorobyov called on all relevant services to strengthen monitoring of fire safety in the forests of the region.
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