In the extraordinary government meeting held at the 07: 00 this morning, Prime Minister Edi Rama also proclaimed a state of emergency in Laç (in addition to Tirana and Durres) stating that he agreed with the request of opposition leader Lulzim Basha.
As a result, all citizens of the Laç district will be included in the emergency plan that includes new housing and financial aid for the earthquake victims.
"I share the opinion of the opposition leader in wanting to include Laç. In this case our ideas and concerns fit together. From today we must also include the affected areas of Laç in the emergency plan."- declared Rama.
The latter also specified that control of the emergency plan program was assigned to the Minister of Agriculture, Bledi Cuçi, who has "a mandate from the government to give orders and receive answers in real time from all the institutions"
The government meeting
The Albanian Prime Minister called a government meeting this morning to make the preliminary assessment of the earthquake's damage public. On this occasion, Rama also wanted to thank all the Albanian rescue teams, who collaborated closely with the foreign rescue teams that arrived in Albania.
[...] It was an important search-rescue experience for our teams. We have the possibility of raising our rescue unit to the same level as the others, both in terms of equipment and in terms of joint training programs. Even first aid was fantastic."- said Rama.
Hotel for earthquake victims
All colors that were affected by the November 26 earthquake will be housed in the hotel - as reported by the prime minister - and will therefore not remain in the tent cities set up to cope with the emergency situation.
"Everyone will be accommodated in the hotel, and no longer in tents or other environments such as school gyms, etc." - specified the premier.
For rural areas, on the other hand, Rama has requested the collaboration of the Ministry of the Environment to adopt the necessary measures aimed at setting up special tents, so as not to remove the inhabitants of these areas from their daily activities.
The earthquake budget
To date, 50 are the victims of the violent earthquake of magnitude 6.4 that hit XBUMX on November in Albania. The earthquake also damaged 26 palaces and 237 housing, leaving 940 people without a home.
According to the preliminary budget of the government, in Durres there are 176 palaces and 701 buildings damaged, 12 of which completely destroyed; 1260 the displaced, 625 are hosted in hotels and 360 in schools. In Tirana, instead, there are 61 palaces and 239 damaged houses, 23 of which are unusable.
Donation campaign launched by the Albanian State
Strong earthquakes are hitting Albania these days, putting a strain on an entire nation that needs support. If you want to give your contribution, the Albanian State invites everyone to donate on: https://e-albania.al/donate/
The Association of Albanian Banks announces that in full solidarity with the situation created by the November 26 earthquake and in support of all those who wish to contribute with donations, assistance or contributions in favor of the victims, in full collaboration with the Ministry of Finance and economy and the Bank of Albania, announces that any type of transaction, whether in cash or in transfer, in lek or in foreign currency, in favor of open accounts for "Voluntary contributions, emergency" is carried out without commissions. Banks operating in Albania do not charge any commission.