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Committee for Emergency Situations considers granting compensation for Otaci victims

10:25 | 13.08.2019 Category: Official

Chisinau, 13 August /MOLDPRES/- The Committee for Emergency Situations convened in a meeting on 12 August to examine urgent and important issues for society, including compensation for the victims of Otaci demolished block, as well as the neighboring block, measures to combat and prevent the spread of swine fever, requests of the local public authorities on allocation of financial and material resources for liquidation of consequences of natural disasters, the government’s communication and protocol department has reported.

The victims of Otaci receive the compensations granted by the government and are in search of residential houses. They are grateful that it had managed to solve an extremely important problem for them, according to the head of Ocnita district. As regards the second block of Otaci, adjacent to the demolished block, the technical expertise report found that the foundation ground, walls and roof of the building are not satisfactory, concluding that the operation of the building in the current state is not recommended. Prime Minister Maia Sandu asked for urgent preparation of all the necessary documents so that people could as soon as possible receive compensation and find other living spaces. Minister of Economy and Infrastructure Vadim Brânzan said that a government decision on the allocation of financial resources for the inhabitants of the second block will be prepared in the near future.

Ela Malai, deputy head of the National Agency for Food Safety, presented the situation on evolution of African swine fever in the region and in our country, noting that prompt action was taken. The CSE members were informed that, from July 7 until now, there have been registered 9 outbreaks (one in Nisporeni district, two in Cantemir district and six in Cahul district), with 185 pigs already being slaughtered. The main sources of the spread of the disease are contaminated food products brought by contaminated travelers' baggage, boars and feed. Detailed plan on urgent measures was approved to avoid the possible serious consequences of increasing the number of outbreaks, being clearly delegated the responsibilities to the institutions and described the necessary actions to solve this extremely complicated situation.

The requests of the local public authorities regarding the allocation of the financial and material means for the liquidation of the consequences of the natural disasters were examined and it was established that a thorough evaluation of all the requests and a prioritization of the interventions are necessary. In this context, Prime Minister Maia Sandu requested the presentation of more detailed information on the requests for compensation. The prime minister also said that he regrets the fact that some district authorities make no effort to provide financial assistance to people, especially in the case of the need to eliminate the consequences of natural disasters such as the Glodeni case.

During the meeting, it was approved the release of the goods from the state's material reserves amounting to 276,680 lei in slate sheets and metal tile to liquidate the consequences of the calamities in the Glodeni district.

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