Cantonal Prime Ministers on Consequences of Natural Disasters

government of canton sarajevoThe catastrophic floods that hit BiH in May and August caused the damages to the Posavina Canton in the amount of approximately 300 million BAM,” said today in Sarajevo Prime Minister of the Canton Marijan Orsolić.

He, as well as prime ministers of the two other most affected cantons, Zenica-Doboj and Tuzla, addressed deputies at today’s extraordinary session of the House of Peoples of the Federation of BiH Parliament which is underway in Sarajevo, and the only item on the agenda is the information on the assistance provided to mitigate the damages in areas affected by the May and August floods and landslides.

“We have agreed on the criteria and we started to distribute funds to citizens who have been affected. It is necessary to bring people back to their homes even if only one room for now has been rehabilitated” said PM of the Posavina Canton.

According to him, the money promised at the international donors’ conference in Brussels is still not available “and the question is whether it will be”.

Prime Minister of the Zenica-Doboj Canton Munib Husejnagić said addressing the House that they need urgent intervention according to priorities to repair the damage and he added that it ranges up to ranges up to 100 million BAM.

Road communication in some areas is the biggest problem for the local population, he said.

“According to estimates, the damage sustained in the first wave of natural calamities was 519 million BAM, in the second 120 million BAM, while the damage in the third natural disaster still has to be assessed,” said Bahrija Umihanić, Prime Minister of Tuzla Canton.

The cantonal government, he said, allocated three million BAM and the municipalities have been distributed about 1.7 million BAM.

They also allocated the funds secured by the FBiH Government, added the PM of Tuzla Canton.


(Source: Fena)

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