Floods caused Sk1 billion in damage

THE JULY floods in the Košice and Prešov regions caused damages of almost Sk1 billion (€24.8 million), announced Environment Minister László Miklos at a press conference on August 30.

This sum, however, does not include damages to agricultural land and forests. The ministry should submit a final report by September 15. Individuals and organisations would probably receive compensation payments in the second half of October, the SITA news agency wrote.

The ministry is also trying to get resources for anti-flood measures from EU funds. Almost Sk1.5 billion (€37.3 million) from the Cohesion Fund and structural funds should go to anti-flood projects in Slovakia.

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