(Map: Arctic  Portal)The Russian government announced that the emergency and rescue centers are to be open along the Northern Sea Route.

Russian hopes for the future of NSR bring the country´s investments of more than 20 million Euros into the area. Projects for ten rescue centers, located on Chukotka, Andyr, in Murmansk, Arkhangelsk, Naryan-Mar, Vorkuta, Nadym, Dudinka and Tiksi have already been prepared and construction is planned to be finished before 2015. The first rescue center is to be located in the port of Dudinka and it will start operating from August 2012.

The center in strategic hub for NSR – Murmansk will be ready before the end of 2013 as confirmed by the Russia's Deputy Minister of Regional Development Aleksander Viktorov at the "Security and Cooperation in the Arctic: New Frontiers" conference recently held in Murmansk.

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Source: Barents Observer

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