Erdogan virtually attends groundbreaking ceremony for 522 houses donated by Turkey to earthquake victims in Albania

Erdogan virtually attends groundbreaking ceremony for 522 houses donated by Turkey to earthquake victims in Albania

The President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated today that the country would deliver the new houses for the victims who lost their homes in the earthquake in Albania as soon as possible.

Erdogan attended a teleconference on the groundbreaking ceremony of the 522 houses to be erected in Albania by the Public Housing Service (TOKİ) under the Ministry of Environment and Urban Development.

After stressing that the plan will contribute to the friendship between the two countries, Erdogan said in his speech that “these residences will embody a new example of Turkish-Albanian friendship. Completing the first phase of the houses as soon as possible, we will start handing them over to our brothers who lost their homes in the earthquake.”

In his speech at the groundbreaking ceremony, Minister of Environment and Urban Planning Murat Kurum, noted that the houses to be built will further strengthen the centuries-old friendly and fraternal bond between the two countries.

Kurum noted that the houses will be delivered after 8 months. On November 26, 2019 at 3.54 local time, a magnitude 6.3 earthquake shook the city of Durres, 30 km northwest of the Albanian capital, Tirana. The earthquake killed 51 people. /ibna