Gov’t allocates RON 36 million for repair works in the areas hit by the storms

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The Government has allocated RON 36 million to remove the consequences of the storms that affected several areas in the country, by a decision passed in the Thursday meeting. 16 hospitals, 23 dispensaries, the institute of Cardiovascular Diseases from Timisoara, 251 schools and kindergartens, police stations and places of worship will be repaired or rebuilt.

“As we promised, on the today’s agenda there will be a Government’s Decision by which we will allocate money for repairs” stated Mihai Tudose in the opening of the Government’s meeting.

Local authorities in 10 counties will receive RON 29.816 million to pay urgent expenses necessary for repair works and for the restoration of the kindergartens, schools, museums, hospital units and other buildings and constructions belonging to the local administrations. The amount will be divided as follows:

 

Maramures County – RON 9.468 million

 

Bihor County – RON 8.728 million

 

Arad County – RON 4.946 million

 

Timis County – RON 2.24 million

 

Salaj County – RON 1.634 million

 

Cluj County – RON 1.384 million

 

Bistrita-Nasaud County – RON 1.055 million

 

Hunedoara County – RON 218,000

 

Caras-Severin County – RON 137,000

 

Alba County – RON 6,000

 

 

By the same Government’s Decision, RON 1.585 million will be allocated additionally to the budget of the Ministry of Internal Affairs, and RON 170,000 will be allocated to the budget of the Health Ministry, while the budget of the General Secretariat of the Government was supplemented with approx. RON 4.458 million; the amounts will be used to remove the consequences of the natural disasters caused by the storms.

The money allocated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be used to remove the damages caused to police stations, premises of the police inspectorates, emergency situations inspectorates, gendarmerie, police departments, firefighters departments, other buildings and technical facilities under their administration. By counties, the amount of RON 1.585 million additionally allocated to the Ministry of Internal Affairs will be divided as follows: RON 1.109 million for the Timis County; RON 188,000 for the Arad County; RON 109,000 for the Maramures County; RON 65,700 for the Cluj County; RON 47,000 for the Salaj County; RON 40,300 for the Bihor County; RON 15,000 for the Alba County; RON 5,000 for the Satu Mare County; RON 4,500 for the Hunedoara County, and RON 1,000 for the Bistrita-Nasaud County.

The amount of RON 170,000 additionally allocated to the Health Ministry will be used to repair the rooftop of the Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases from Timisoara.

The amount of RON 4.458 million additionally allocated to the General Secretariat of the Government is dedicated to the repair and restoration works of several places of worship in the counties of Arad, Bihor, Bistrita-Nasaud, Caras-Severin and Hunedoara.

The money are allocated from the Intervention Fund available for the Government. To provide the necessary amounts, the Intervention Fund available for the Government will be supplemented by RON 16.829 million from the Budgetary Reserve Fund available for the Government, provided in the State Budget for the year 2017.

Vice PM Sevil Shhaideh stated on Thursday, at the beginning of the Government’s meeting, that this amount represents a first step, and in the next weeks, depending on the assessments conducted in the country, other amounts will also be allocated.

“Through a collective effort made together with the Ministry of Internal Affairs, with all the prefectures in the affected counties – we are talking about 10 counties in this moment -, we managed to issue the draft decision on the allocation of amounts from the Intervention Fund in order to remove the consequences of the natural disasters. We’re talking about more than RON 36 million for the ten counties, for repair works at 16 hospitals, 23 dispensaries, over 251 school units – kindergartens, schools, high schools, colleges, police units, churches and other units of public interest” stated the Regional Development Minister, Sevil Shhaideh, at the beginning of the Government’s meeting, according to News.ro.

She wished to mention that this is the first step, namely “the maximum urgency”, and other amounts will be allocated in the next weeks, depending on the assessments conducted in the country.

“This is the first step, because in this period, namely on Tuesday, on Wednesday, all the emergency situations committees have worked without interruption in order to assess all the damages. What we are presenting today to the Government is the first stage, the maximum urgency, and we will come back in the next weeks with other objectives of public interest, depending on the finalization of the assessments”, Vice PM Sevil Shhaideh explained.