138 Million Kuna for Permanent Housing for Croatian Earthquake Victims

Lauren Simmonds

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As Poslovni Dnevnik writes, on Friday last week, Minister of Regional Development Natasa Tramisak signed the decision on the financing of a project entitled “The removal and construction of replacement housing units under the ownership of the Republic of Croatia in the areas affected by the earthquake”, which provided grants in the amount of 138 million kuna in total.

These funds will be used to construct four apartment buildings with a total of 76 apartments in the area of ​​Glina and Dvor, which were heavily damaged by the December 2020 earthquake. As part of this wider project, the construction of 55 replacement family houses is also planned, the Ministry of Regional Development and European Union (EU) Funds announced.

The signed decision used all the funds provided by the relevant Ministry to the Central State Office for Reconstruction and Housing by amending the Competitiveness and Cohesion Operational Programme for the period 2014-2020. The Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds provided 111 million euros, which is equal to more than 830 million kuna for intervention measures for Croatia’s earthquake-affected areas.

With these funds, proper housing will be provided for a total of 889 families, and 581 family houses and 308 apartments will be built in a total of 20 typical multi-apartment buildings.

The aforementioned houses will be owned by Croatia as a state, and will be given to Croatian earthquake victims from the areas affected by the earthquake for permanent use.

“During the next year, these families will receive the keys to their new homes,” Tramisak pointed out.

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