“We wish to contribute… because that’s our responsibility, and it’s also the only way in which refugees can be transported in an organised and effective way from the Ukrainian border to envisaged locations in Croatia,” Dražen Divjak, director general of the Arriva bus company, said on the association’s behalf.
The association comprises big and small private hauliers with thousands of buses and more than 8,000 workers.
“It’s a system which has strategic importance for Croatia and which would hardly have survived during the pandemic had the government not protected it with its measures in the last two years,” the association said.
Divjak called on the many counties in Croatia which have said that they have prepared accommodation for refugees to contact them, in coordination with the Civil Protection, so that they can transport a larger number of refugees.
He said the bus hauliers were at the government’s disposal “for anything else that is necessary to solve this crisis.”
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