Prime Minister Andrej Plenković said the government would make a new request to the EU Solidarity Fund for the reallocation of 100 million euro to help the earthquake-affected areas in Sisak-Moslavina County.
"We will seek the reallocation of part of the funds from the existing Multiannual Financial Framework (2014 - 2020) which can be realized up until 2023. We will try for the reallocation of 100 million euros for the reconstruction of homes through the EU Solidarity Fund. We have a new natural disaster with new damage that requires new assessments. Therefore, we need to make a new request," said Plenković.
The government is also set to amend the Law on the Reconstruction of Zagreb to include the reconstruction of quake affected areas in Sisak-Moslavina County. Croatia received 683 million euro in reconstruction aid following the earthquake the struck Zagreb and the surrounding area on March 22, 2020.
Construction Minister Darko Horvat said the goal of the amendment, which is to be presented on Thursday, is to expand the authority of the Zagreb Reconstruction Fund to guarantee the long-term sustainability of the latest disaster zones.
Meanwhile, Sisak-Moslavina County Prefect Ivo Žinić said on Monday that the damage to the County was still being tallied.
"More than 50,000 people have had homes or places of residence damaged by the devastating earthquake. According to the latest information, there have been 14,175 reports of damage - 20 percent of those are for buildings that have been completely destroyed. We have damage reported to 825 small businesses, 3,000 family-run farms, 700 business complexes, 11 schools, and nearly all churches - five of whom have been completely destroyed," said Žinić.
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