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Iranian Red Crescent Opens Air Relief Centre, Road Relief Base in Guilan

RASHT, 8 March 2019 (IRCS) – Iranian Red Crescent Society (IRCS) opened an air relief centre in Langarud, and a road relief base in Sowme’eh Sara, both in the northern province of Guilan.

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Iranian Red Crescent Opens Air Relief Centre, Road Relief Base in Guilan

The projects were inaugurated In the presence of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on March 7 via video conference during the President’s provincial tour to Guilan.

IRCS President Ali Asghar Peyvandi and a number of local officials also attended the launching ceremony of the air relief base in Langarud.

President Rouhani Lauds Red Crescent Services

“Iranian Red Crescent carries out valuable activities in disasters and it is active in the country’s roads during the Persian New Year holidays,” said President Rouhani during the launching ceremony of the projects. “The two projects are significant that were carried out with contributions from the people. Theses equipment must always be prepared for rendering relief services.”

Iranian Red Crescent carries out valuable activities: President Rouhani

The first phase of the air relief centre, including hangar and landing pad, with an area of more than 5,000 square metres is the 26th IRCS air relief centre in the country. Also, the number of Guilan provincial Red Crescent branch’s road relief bases has reached 18, counting Sowme’eh Sara relief post with an area of 1,000 square metres. The land of the base was donated by benefactors.

“During the two big disasters, i.e. Kermanshah earthquake and Tehran-Yasuj plane crash, air relief fleet of the Red Crescent showed that how much it could be a powerful tool for rendering relief to victims and carrying out complicated missions,” IRCS President Ali Asghar Peyvandi said in the launching ceremony of the projects. “In Kermanshah earthquake, the relief choppers of the Iranian Red Crescent managed to rescue 194 injured people in impassable areas and delivered more than 55,000 kg relief supplies to the victims, which could not have been possible without the presence of 10 choppers belonging to the Iranian Red Crescent in the vast earthquake-affected regions.”

“Also, in the disaster of Tehran-Yasuj plane crash, Red Crescent choppers could show their effective role in search operations in 4,000-metre heights and temperatures below -20 centigrade during 128 days.”