VLADIVOSTOK (Sputnik) – Over 1,100 first responders will be deployed to ensure safety at Russia’s Eastern Economic Forum, the country’s Emergencies Ministry (EMERCOM) said Monday.
“Fire and rescue units from the main EMERCOM department for the Primorsky Territory as well as Vladivostok rescue units will be responsible for the safety of the forum's participants. The [rescue] team… will consist of over 1,100 personnel and 156 units of equipment,” the ministry said.
The forum will be held on September 3-5 in the city of Vladivostok in Russia's Far East.
Over 200 investment projects, valued at over $7 billion, will be presented at the forum.
About 4,000 people, including 1,500 foreigners, have applied to participate in the Russian Eastern Economic Forum, according to the forum's organizing committee.