PM Tsipras announces relief measures for Thassos fire victims

(Ξένη Δημοσίευση). Ο πρωθυπουργός Αλέξης Τσίπρας ενημερώνεται για τα προβλήματα που δημιουργήθηκαν από την πυρκαγιά που ξέσπασε το Σάββατο 10 Σεπτεμβρίου στη Θάσο. Δευτέρα 12 Σεπτεμβρίου 2016. Με στρατιωτικό ελικόπτερο τύπου Σινούκ έφτασε στον Πρίνο της Θάσου ο πρωθυπουργός, Αλέξης Τσίπρας, προκειμένου να ενημερωθεί για την κατάσταση που επικρατεί και τα προβλήματα που έχουν δημιουργηθεί από την πυρκαγιά.Τον πρωθυπουργό συνοδεύουν οι υπουργοί Εσωτερικών, Παναγιώτης Κουρουμπλής, Μεταφορών, Υποδομών και Δικτύων, Χρήστος Σπίρτζης, ο γ.γ. Πολιτικής Προστασίας Γιάννης Καπάκης και ο αρχηγός του Πυροσβεστικού Σώματος, Ιωάννης Καρατζιάς. ΑΠΕ-ΜΠΕ/ΓΡΑΦΕΙΟ ΤΥΠΟΥ ΠΡΩΘΥΠΟΥΡΓΟΥ/Andrea Bonetti
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Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced on Monday a package of relief measures for the victims of the blaze that burned houses and large swathes of forest and farmland on Thassos. 
Speaking after a meeting with local officials in Prinos during a visit on the island, Tsipras said affected farmers, livestock farmers and beekeepers will receive compensation from the ministry of agriculture and the farmers’ insurance fund ELGA. 
He also said the Infrastructure ministry will cover 80 percent of the cost for the reconstruction of the houses that were burned while the other 20 percent will be covered with a long-term loan. The government will also prepare studies on flood protection and for the swift reforestation of the land. 
"The destruction is extensive, but Thassos has huge reserves of green areas and will remain a very important tourist destination,” Tsipras said. 


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