Deputy PM Ciolacu orders measures for uneventful upcoming mini-holiday

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Deputy Premier Marcel Ciolacu had on Friday several working meetings and talks with officials to make sure all the necessary measures are in place for the mini-holiday occasioned by the Feast of Dormition and Navy Day celebrations to stay uneventful.

According to a government release, Deputy PM Ciolacu discussed with Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan, Minister of Transport Razvan Cuc, Minister of Health Florian Bodog and Minister of Economy Mihai Fifor.

Minister of Internal Affairs Carmen Dan said that over 24,000 ministry personnel will be deployed to keep public order and safety, increase road safety and streamline the traffic along sea- and mountain-bound routes, as well as in the localities where events with large audiences will be organized, the release said.

For celebrations of the Romanian Navy Day on August 15 more than 1,100 personnel of the Ministry of the Internal Affairs will be on duty and over 4,700 firefighters and paramedics are also in stand-by, ready to intervene in case of emergency.

The General Aviation Inspectorate keeps 14 helicopters ready, 7 of which for emergency medical interventions. At the border crossing points, personnel were supplemented so that 3,200 border police will work to reduce waiting times.

As far as railway traffic is concerned, Transportation Minister Cuc informed the Deputy PM that extra trains have been scheduled to take over the increased passenger flow and that the staff in the big train stations and ticket offices has been increased to avoid overcrowding.

To keep traffic safe, in the context of the weather warnings issued by the National Meteorological Administration, additional checks are being carried out at air-conditioning systems and water reserves are made for special situations. For railway traffic safety, the trains’ speed may be reduced in certain time intervals on certain railway stretches, the release says.

EconMin Fifor assured the Deputy PM that checks will continue to make sure consumer rights in the food and public catering services network are observed.

In his turn, Health Minister Bodog said that the measures decided at the beginning of the summer season, namely sanitary inspection controls at economic agents in the tourist areas will continue and that the ambulance services are ready to provide medical assistance if required.

According to the government, 233 public, religious and cultural events will take place all over the country between August 12 – 15, such as military and wreath-laying ceremonies, demonstration exercises, with the participation of over 600,000 people; the highlights of this period are the counties of Constanta, Braila, Neamt, Cluj, Suceava, Maramures.