|Conference and international civil protection exercise “MURA 2015”
As part of the international “MURA 2015” project, the International conference on water management and international civil protection exercise will be held from 19 to 22 May 2015.
The opening ceremony of the conference will be on 20 May 2015 at 9 am at the Life class terme Sveti Martin hotel in Mursko Središće, and will bring together numerous guests and lecturers from Croatia, Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and the European Commission.
After the opening of the conference, it is scheduled to depart to the locations of the exercise which will include water rescue, CBRN accident caused by flooding, evacuation and reception of evacuated people in the joint camp.
The planned locations are Križovec, Podturen, reception camp and base of operations in Sveti Martin, and the departure to the first location is scheduled at 11.45 in front of the hotel.
The “MURA 2015” exercise is based on a scenario of flooding of the river Mura, which is a potential common threat to Austria, Hungary, Slovenia and Croatia. Due to high water levels of the rivers Drava and Mura, the state of emergency was proclaimed. It is estimated that there are about 300 households and 1,000 people affected in the Podturen area. Initial information is that there are 3 casualties and 15 people with minor and major injuries.
The project “MURA 2015” started in January 2014 with the end date of 30 June 2015.
The project value is €484,354.67, with the European Commission co-financing rate of 85%.
The project is implemented by the Consortium, which consists of the Republic of Croatia in the capacity of the project coordinator, represented by the National Protection and Rescue Directorate, as well as Slovenia, Hungary and Austria as members of the Consortium.