Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vučić and Head of the EU Delegation to Serbia Michael Davenport marked the beginning of reconstructionof 22, as well as the construction of 13 new houses in village Jamena part of Šid municipality. Arbeiter Samariter Bund and its partner Housing Center are in charge for the realization of all houses renovation and construction in this community within the EU Assistance for Flood Relief in Serbia programme.

EU has allocated 620.000 Euros for the renovation of facilities damaged during the floods, compensation of damage in agriculture and recovery of agricultural production in the Municipality of Sid.

“In all Serbia, village of Jamena is among the areas hardest hit by floods. This is why European Union invests efforts and resources so as to restore the living conditions in this village,” said Davenport during the visit.

Most vulnerable families in this village in Vojvodina region will get, apart from totally reconstructed houses, new furniture and home appliances. Ambassador Davenport and Prime Minister Vucic have visited several families whose homes will be renovated or constructed thanks to EU funds and dedicated work of ASB and HC staff.

Homes of brothers Ivan and Spasoja Maksimović were one of the first flooded houses in this village. The level of water was up to the ceiling, all the windows and doors were ruined and the biggest problem was great humidity in the walls. Along with the total reconstruction and full equipment of the home, both families will, for the first time in 30 years, be connected to the electricity network.

“I would like to express my gratitude to European Union and all the help and donations they provided for citizens of Jamena” said PM Vucic.

Ambassador Davenport and Prime Minister Vucic also visited family of seven Jokić, who lost their home during the floods. Cvijan Jokic, his wife and five children, after months of sleeping in the tent, will be able to move in the new house in the second half of December. Municipality of Sid is only one of eight municipalities where ASB with its partner Housing Center, Foundation Ana i Vlade Divac and Initiative for Development and Cooperation are supporting the normalization of living conditions for flood-affected families.

By the end of the project around 170 homes will be fully reconstructed, 30 houses will be constructed, and also 100 small business will receive economic grants for revitalization of their damaged business and around 35 families will receive help in reconstruction of their damaged shops. Project is funded by the EU throughout the EU Assistance for Flood Relief in Serbia programme.


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