Russia poised to buy $117M of firefighting equipment

The country's goal is to have 80 percent new firefighting equipment by 2015

Prime-Tass English-language Business Newswire

MOSCOW — The Russian Emergency Situations Ministry will purchase fire-protection equipment costing more than 3.5 billion rubles (about $117 million) at an auction in January, the United Electronic Market Place reported Tuesday.

The government earlier set a goal to boost the share of new equipment for firefighters to 80% by 2015 by spending 43 billion rubles ($1.4 billion) for the purpose.

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