Albania: Premier meets with Inter-Ministerial Committee for Civil Emergencies in Shkodra Prefecture
Premier Berisha held today a meeting behind closed doors in the Prefecture of Shkodra with the Inter-Ministerial Committee for Civil Emergencies, with the attendance of Speaker of Parliament, Jozefina Topalli, ministers and deputy ministers, head of Albanian Power Corporation, as well as other senior representatives, where was discussed about the situation, as well as measures taken to cope with it.
Following the meeting, Premier Berisha answered to the interest of media on the situation:
I would like to stress that the top priority of the government is the evacuation and salvation of people's life. Meanwhile, there are tasks for every ministry; health, infrastructure. Therefore, everyone should prepare a bill, unfortunately, at the moment, the bill lies under water. In order to quickly respond to consequences of these floods, it was carried out an extraordinary work. This was an event, which as it results from the most serious observers of floods all over the world, it happens very rarely, once in hundred times. So far, despite material and ecological damage, there is no loss of human lives, and this a merit of this operation.