EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania

EU Ambassador Pledges Support to Albania

TIRANA, December 2

The European Union Delegation in Albania announced that technical engineers from the EU Member States and other countries, under the coordination of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism, are on the ground to assist the Albanian authorities in assessing the damages on the buildings and infrastructures affected by earthquakes earlier this week.

EU Ambassador to Tirana Luigi Soreca attended on Sunday in Durres the damage assessment coordination meeting led by the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. Together with Albanian authorities and the EUCivPro team, Ambassador Soreca visited also some areas affected by the earthquake and the emergency camp in Vore where 236 Albanians have found shelter.

“Today in Durres I met the 50 technical engineers from 6 different countries who are deployed on the ground in Albania the framework of the EU Civil Protection Mechanism. They focus now on damage assessment on the buildings and infrastructures affected by the earthquake. They will rapidly map all those assets which must be demolished and those who can be repaired. Great expertise and commitment by the EU on the ground to help the Albanian people who have so much suffered from the tragic earthquake,” said Ambassador Luigi Soreca.

Source/Photo Credit: EU in Albania

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