Bulgaria Sends Water, Medicines, Power Exports to Flood-Hit Serbia
Deputy Prime Minister Daniela Bobeva has said that Bulgaria is exporting electricity to Serbia in response to a request from the flood-stricken country.
Serbia on Tuesday declared three days of national mourning for the victims of the worst floods to hit the country in more than a century.
In a Wednesday interview for the Bulgarian National Radio (BNR), she said that Serbia was receiving power supplies under a contract concerning emergency situations.
Bobeva said that talks were underway for regular power exports to Serbia.
She offered condolences to the relatives of the victims of the floods in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Serbia.
She thanked Bulgaria's civil protection unit and Chief Commissar Nikolay Nikolov, head of the Fire Brigade and Civil Protection Directorate of the Interior, for the timely assistance of the Bulgarian teams in the first days of the floods in the neighboring country.
She said that the floodwaters were receding and there was need for water and pharmaceuticals, meaning that there was a risk of an epidemic.
Bobeva informed that Bulgarian producers of mineral water, such as Devin, Bachkovo, Mihalkovo and Gorna Banya, had provided supplies of bottled mineral water.
She said that Actavis had provided disinfectants, diapers and over 5000 packs of medicines and called on other companies to provide aid.
Bobeva stated that there was good communication between the Bulgarian Red Cross and the Serbian authorities.
She said that border police had been instructed to process the aid shipments swiftly.
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