LIFE SAVING CENTER ON GALICICA MOUNTAIN
A Life-saving center has been formed to operate in the national park on the Galicica Mountains, near the city of Ohrid this week. The new centre will be equipped with a special team of good trained mountaineers, with the goal to help people who are having problems on the mountain of Galicica.
Because of that occasion, the president of the Red Cross - Ohrid, Saso Tocko, the director of the national park of Galicica, Zoran Angeloski and a representative of the mountaineer association "Magaro", Boris Arnaudov signed a memorandum of cooperation yesterday.
Our goal is to promovate, and affirmate the tourism potential, also a realisation and coordination of activities on the territory of the Galicica national park, to create an organised security program" Said the president of the Red Cross-Ohrid, Saso Tocko.
The centre will be located at "Stara Galicica" along the road which is almost every winter closed due to the snowfall. They believe that with the formation of this centre, they can change the category of the road into a 2nd category road, so it will be cleaned all year long even in the winter months.
The team of rescue workers consists of well trained mountaineers of the "Magaro" association. In the weekend the team will be located at the center on the mountain, on weekdays the team will be available thru an SOS hotline at the Red Cross centre.
MD: Recently, someone has dissapeared when hiking on the mountain, it's a good initiative for this region to have something like this.