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  • Budget for 2017 envisages increased wages for rescuers and a resource worth UAH 600 million for modernization and purchase of new equipment
    posted 27 December 2016 16:45

    In the State budget for 2017 there has been planned an increase in the wages of rescuers and the sum worth almost UAH 600 million for the modernization and purchase of new equipment. This was stated by Prime Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Groysman during a visit to state firefighting and rescue department №13 in Kyiv on Tuesday.

    Referring to the Budget 2017, the Prime Minister said: "We have budgeted larger wages for you, dear officers of the State Emergency Service of Ukraine. In fact, all those who received a salary amounting UAH 3 thousand will get since January 1 the wage worth UAH 5 thousand, the one who received UAH 4 thousand will get UAH 6 thousand. For your department it will amount over UAH 2 thousand for everyone who works."

    "This is step taken by us to strengthen your logistics base as well. We have planned nearly UAH 600 million to upgrade and purchase new fire equipment to provide you with all advanced technologies and a system for effective extinguishing of fires", explained the Head of Government.

    He noted that the number of