Air search and rescue unit to begin operation in September

2021-08-16 16:28:05

Ulaanbaatar /MONTSAME/ Deputy Prime Minister S.Amarsaikhan on August 12 checked the preparations for the establishment of new air search and rescue unit No. 111. 


Under a financial agreement between the governments of Mongolia and the French Republic, Mongolia’s National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and the French General Directorate for Civil Protection and Crisis Management are implementing the rescue unit project with a loan from the state fund of France. As part of the project, an air operation unit is being created at NEMA and 12 helicopter pilots, 12 mechanics, and three emergency rescue doctors are undergoing training.


Moreover, two Airbus EC-145 T-1 helicopters fully equipped for air rescue and search missions and emergency health services, helicopter for flight training, and flight simulator were supplied from France and a helicopter hangar was built. Another Airbus EC-145 T-1 helicopter will be brought into the country in November. 


The Deputy PM underscored that the government of Mongolia is placing special emphasis on successfully and effectively implementing the project, instructing NEMA Chief G.Ariunbold to complete necessary preparations to begin the unit’s operation in September. 


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