The overcoming of Chernobyl consequences took Mogilev Region BYR 17.6 billion in Q1 2007, Irina Apanasevich, a representative of the Chernobyl department of the region administration, told Interfax.
Fixed-capital investments into housing construction made BYR 2.5 billion, protective measures in agriculture - BYR 5.45 billion, burial and deactivation - BYR 650.6 million.
According to the source, as many as 5 thousand people were sent for health rehabilitation, most of which were children and teenagers.
BYR 3.2 billion has been dispersed in compensations to people affected by the Chernobyl accident and free lunches to schoolchildren - BYR 2.25 billion.
In accordance with the presidential decree Nr16 dated July 12, 2002, this year the region is planning to spend BYR 1.69 billion on construction and purchase of medical equipment. In particular, there will be bought 40 pieces of medical machinery and seven ambulances. The region is also expected to complete the construction of a water supply network in the village of Vetv, Bykhov District.