COVID-19 / 5.4% of GDP in support of business and citizens


The Minister of State for Reconstruction Arben Ahmetaj said that the Reconstruction Program envisages the construction and rehabilitation of about 10 thousand dwellings in the areas where the November 26 earthquake destroyed the most.

During a TV interview, he said that 3400 individual apartments of the model, 1 + 1, 2 + 1 and 3 + 1 will be built, which cost from 17 to 25 thousand euros.

Ahmetaj said that the government is supporting the citizens left homeless by the earthquake by paying rent bonuses, while emphasizing that the package of support to business and citizens, given the situation created by Covid-19, addressed the forgiveness of interest on arrears and fines that estimated at an amount of up to ALL 15 billion.

He also underlined that the government put in support of business and citizens the first and second support package as well as the instrument of Sovereign Guarantee in the total value of all 250 million USD.

From the first guarantee, 50 million euros have been disbursed for 629 applications and the process continues, continued Ahmetaj, while informing that from the second guarantee there are over 20 approved applications because the process has just started.

Gross Domestic Product 5.4% was addressed in support of business and citizens, in the conditions of the difficult situation created by Covid-9, declared Ahmetaj./ATA


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