1,448 Housing Containers Set Up in Quake-Hit Area So Far

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“Provision of temporary accommodation in the earthquake-hit area is still among our priorities. So far we have installed 1,448 containers and mobile homes and connected 1,656 housing units to the power grid,” Medved said at a government session on Thursday.

He added that 213 people whose properties were damaged or destroyed were staying in state-owned houses and flats.

“On 13 January we transferred for use by the town of Petrinja the Sajmište container settlement, consisting of 81 residential and six technical containers. We have started preparations for a container settlement in Glina, two more settlements will be built in Petrinja and Sisak and one in Majur municipality,” said Medved.

He said that he would meet with representatives of the Italian Civil Protection service and define locations in the areas of Sisak and Petrinja where container settlements would be set up.

Towns and municipalities in the earthquake-hit area have submitted lists of damaged buildings that pose a danger and it has been suggested that 314 should be removed.

Medved recalled that on 14 February the demolition of the damaged Zrin barracks in Petrinja was completed and that on Monday work on removing the damaged warehouse of the Gavrilović meat factory in downtown Petrinja started.

He said that so far 783 tonnes of animal feed had been donated and that 684 tonnes had been distributed.

So far 31,052 buildings have been inspected, of which 3,801 have been found unfit for use and 6,801 temporarily unfit for use.

Medved said he would meet with the heads of damage assessment teams on Friday to structure total damage in the earthquake-hit area.


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