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Drakou: A Unified Operations Coordination Center is under construction

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With the gradual creation of the Unified Operations Coordination Center, with a total cost of 6.1 million, using new technology, it will be possible to provide a real-time image during the occurrence of a fire or other emergency incidents throughout the territory of Cyprus, the Minister said on Wednesday Justice Stefi Drakou, inaugurating the new Fire Station Pera Horiou Nisos.

The Minister of Justice also said that the construction of the station is part of the government's wider planning to qualitatively strengthen the operational capacity of the Fire Service.

She added that the new station, with a total cost of 350 thousand euros, now covers a continuous developing and wide complex of communities and stated that within the zone of responsibility of the station there are industrial and commercial zones, agricultural and livestock estates, residences, camps and a significant part of Nicosia's highways – Limassol and Nicosia – Larnaca.

"Recognizing these increased demands, the Anastasiades Government has responded to your request, so that we can strengthen your sense of security for your life, the protection of your property and investments,", she continued.

Mrs. Drakou he also mentioned that the Government, over time, is gradually increasing the budget of the Force, which reached 50.7 million for 2023 with an increase of 12.7% compared to 2022.

He added that he was prepared and a bill was passed for the institutionalization of the volunteer firefighter so that, through proper training and coordination of the institution, volunteer firefighters can be supported.

Addressing the members of the Fire Service, she reaffirmed that the Government is unwaveringly on their side. and said that the practical appreciation of the Anastasiades Government for the work you are doing is also reflected in the recent decision to upgrade the salary scales of the police and fire brigade, which was voted by the Parliament and enters into force on 1/1/2023.

Source: KYPE

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