Deputy PM Says 1,000 More Container Homes Needed in Quake-Hit Areas

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“We are doing our best to ensure containers and a roof over the head,” he told RTL television, adding that 220 containers and 106 mobile homes have been set up to date.

Milosevic said 100 containers were expected by the end of the week and that negotiations were underway to obtain 300 caravans by the end of next week, adding that the provision of 200 containers had been arranged with domestic manufacturers.

He said almost 22,000 buildings had been reported as damaged in the Banovina tremor to date, adding that this was not the final number. He recalled that 26,000 buildings were damaged in the Zagreb quake last March.

Milosevic said that as far as he knew, all the people affected by last week’s earthquake had been visited and offered assistance.

I was relieved to hear that the Red Cross visits over 50% of all settlements on a daily basis, which means that they visit all affected settlements in two days, he said.

In the spirit of Christmas, it is good that there is a great feeling of solidarity, help and empathy between people, Milosevic added.

“No distinction is being made on ethnic grounds and citizens from all Croatia are offering help and that’s the most important thing at this time.”

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Medved: We’ll have 300 new container homes in next ten days

Speaking for Croatian Television, Deputy PM Tomo Medved, who heads the task force dealing with the aftermath of the earthquake, said the procurement of container homes had been intensified and that 300 new ones would be ready for delivery in about ten days.


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