Azerbaijan, Baku, June 1 / Trend, N.Ismayilova /
Azerbaijan will allocate additional funds from the public budget to eliminate consequences of natural disaster in the Aran (central) region of the republic, the Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov said today.
"Additional funds to finance elimination of the consequences of the floods and heavy rains will be allocated according to the Azerbaijani President's decree," Sharifov said.
He said that comprehensive plan of actions, which envisages funding for their implementation, as in the current year and in 2011 has been already determined.
"Process of eliminating the consequences of the natural disaster is long-term," Sharifov stressed.
In recent weeks, floods occurred in 40 districts of Azerbaijan due to rise in Kur River and rainfalls. As a result of the disaster, about 20,000 houses were flooded, more than 300 destroyed, 2,000 became unsafe and 50,000 hectares of cultivated land left under water.
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