Turkey to repair flood-hit houses in Bosnia

Around two million Euros have been allocated for the project that will repair around 700 houses.

Turkey to repair flood-hit houses in Bosnia

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey will repair hundreds of flood-hit houses in Maglaj, a town in northern Bosnia and Herzegovina, it was announced on Sunday.

The government of Turkey’s Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency and the Maglaj municipality signed an agreement on Sunday to repair the flood-hit houses at a ceremony in Maglaj.

It was signed between the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency’s Coordinator for Bosnia and Herzegovina, Fatih Karaca, and Mahlaj Mayor, Mehmed Mustabasic.

"Around 500 homes have been inspected by our engineers and its costs for repairs calculated. There is no discussion about money when it comes to helping our Bosnian brothers," Karaca said.

Mustabasic praised Turkey for helping it in its hour of need and said the people of Maglaj experienced a “double feast” of joy this Eid al-Adha because of Turkish generosity.

Turkey's Ambassador to Sarajev Cihad Erinay said around two million Euros were allocated for this project, which would be used to repair around 700 houses.

Bakir Izetbegovic, the Bosniak member of the Presidency of Bosnia and Herzegovina also attended the signing ceremony.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency is carrying out this project in partnership with the Union of Municipalities of Turkey.

Last May, Bosnia-Herzegovina was hit by the worst floods in its 120-year history that killed at least 76 people.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 06 Ekim 2014, 10:50