Govt Allocates Additional BGN 3.3M For Pernik Earthquake Damage Repair
Some additional BGN 3,308,011 will be allocated to Bulgaria's Pernik region for the recovery from the strongest earthquake in 100 years to shake the Sofia region in May 2012.
A total of BGN 190,680 will be allocated for the reconstruction of the building of the Trade Union House in the city center, and BGN 204,411 will go for the improvement of the facade of the regional administration, Bulgarian Telegraph Agency informed.
The Kovachevtsi municipality will receive BGN 143,636 to restore the roof of the bus station. Some BGN 442,549 will be allocated for the repair of the churches in the region.
A total of BGN 185,652 will go for the rehabilitation of residential buildings in the municipalities of Pernik and Radomir.
The 5.8-6.0-magnitude earthquake occurred on May 22, 2012 and damaged homes in the western city of Pernik as well as in the capital Sofia. It was followed by a number of aftershocks persisting for months.
The quake rattled a large number of people sending them on the streets. Those living in high-rises spent several nights with relatives and friends residing in houses or on lower floors. The panic in Pernik was increased by rumors that the wall of the nearby dam has been broken.
Fortunately, there were no fatalities and serious injuries.