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July 26, 2021

Bucharest Interim Mayor wants emergency committee convened over sinkhole situation

The Bucharest City Hall has requested the convening of the Emergency Situations Committee in an attempt to find a solution for the resumption of traffic in the Eroilor area that has been affected by works on a subway line, Bucharest City Hall Interim Mayor Razvan Sava announced in a press conference organized at the National Liberal Party (PNL).

“We met the constructor’s representatives on Thursday; the Bucharest Prefect was present too. We have asked the Prefect for the Emergency Situations Committee to be convened. It will convene at the Emergency Situations Inspectorate, where all actors involved in this problem will be invited. We hope to find a solution as fast as possible and to reopen that area to traffic. (…) We are going there to find out the real situation. The constructor’s representatives have said they will come up in the shortest of times with a project with clear deadlines in order to solve the accident in that area. We want to find out where we stand at this moment,” Sava said.

He pointed out that the people living in that area, who have been forced to leave their homes, will not return until all security measures have been taken.

The Bucharest City Hall restricted traffic in the Eroilor area where a sinkhole formed as a result of works on a new subway line. Fourteen people have been evacuated from their homes.

The emergency situations committees are inter-institutional support bodies and components of the National Emergency Situations Management System. The Bucharest Emergency Situations Committee is chaired by the Bucharest Prefect.

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