Bulgarian cabinet approves 14M leva to overcome aftermath of heavy snowfalls, floods

The Bulgarian cabinet approved on April 1 a sum of close to 14 million leva (about seven million euro) to deal with the aftermath of the heavy snowfalls and floods of recent months.

The funds are intended mainly to reimburse the costs of clearing road infrastrucutre, construction of temporary levees and cleaning of critical parts of riverbeds, the government media service said.

The money is being provided from reserves in the 2015 Budget for unforeseen and urgent spending.

Projects being funded include work to shore up landslide areas in parts of Kurdzhali and on the Plovdiv to Assenovgrad road, and to build a new reservoir in the Oryahovo area because of the danger to the current one from resurgent landslides.

The statement said that a “significant part” of the funds were intended for the reconstruction of water supply systems and facilities in the Kurdzhali, Smolyan, Haskovo and Pazardzhik areas.



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