World Bank will assist Albania in the rehabilitation process of flooded areas and evacuated families in country’s south, after rivers overflowed due to heavy rains.
The rehabilitation plan consists in substituting drowned cattle by buying new animals in order to help farmers, whose cattle are prior revenues source.
The plan also consists in the improvement and construction of drainage canals and protective embankment of rivers in flooded areas, in order to prevent similar situations in the future.
Albania was hit by heavy rains and massive flooding in southern part during the last week of January. This caused heavy situation since many houses and farms were covered by water of overflowed rivers of Vjosa and Osumi. Many animals were reported drowned and dozens of families were evacuated from the flooded areas.
In its latest report, World Bank cites that most of regional countries’ economies are threatened by natural catastrophes and gives warns for taking preliminary measures in order to avoid emergency situations. The damages in southern Albania are estimated to reach the amount of more than 1-2 million euro.
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