Bulgaria grants 300 000 leva to Macedonia over flood damage

Bulgaria’s Cabinet agreed on September 20 to grant financial assistance of 300 000 leva (about 153 440 euro) to the the Republic of Macedonia to help its neighbouring country tackle the effects of the disastrous floods in the regions of Skopje and Tetovo on August 6 and 7.

The grant comes in addition to technical and humanitarian assistance already provided by Bulgaria.

The funding will come out of the development assistance and humanitarian aid budget of the Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

It will be paid out in two equal instalments, to the Red Cross of the Republic of Macedonia for dealing with the emergency situation, and to the neighbouring country’s finance ministry for dealing with material damage, including the restoration of infrastructure destroyed in the torrential fatal floods of August.

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