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Romania: Working meeting on the reconstruction of houses and other establishments from the flood-hit areas

Govt. Romania
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The deadline for the reconstruction of the flooded houses, which is December 1, 2008, must be observed, Prime Minister Calin Popescu Tariceanu has stated today, at a working meeting held at Victoria Palace. "These works have to be finalized at the established deadline, December 1, 2008", Prime Minister has stated.

He has discussed with the ministers and state secretaries in charge with the reconstruction works, about the stage of the activity of upgrading the flood - hit houses and infrastructure. The Interior and Administrative Reform Minister Cristian David, Minister of Development, Public Works and Housing Laszlo Borbely and State Secretary with the Environment Ministry Lucia Varga have attended the meeting.

Minister Cristian David has presented, on this occasion, a report drawn up after his visiting the flood-hit areas last week. The report mentioned some of the problems acknowledged there, namely, the need to ensure storage rooms for the materials received and for those that are to be supplied to the flooded areas, the centralization of the necessary quantities and their registration.

According to Minister David, the authorities' priority over the next period aims at the speeding up of assigning contracts for the reconstruction works, given that by September 20, all necessary quantities will already be delivered, and also the establishing of priorities as regards the works that need to be done so as funds could be allotted as soon as possible, by the Government, for the roads and bridges hit by floods. Minister David has announced that information referring to the reconstruction works will be presented at each Government meeting