Ub, 6 June2014 – Director of the Government Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief, Marko Blagojevic and the Ambassador of United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Serbia, Juma Rashid Al Dhaheri handed over on this day the packages with food and household chemicals to 25 of the most vulnerable families in UB.
Al Dhaheri delivered the donation provided by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to the most vulnerable families and said that the people of UAE will continue with their aid namely by constructing the houses for the inhabitants whose homes were destroyed by the flood.
UAE Ambassador to Serbia said that the people of UAE were helping the friendly people of Serbia and the aid was the result of the friendship between the Crown Prince Bin Zayed and Serbian Prime Minister, Aleksandar Vucic.
According to him, the Foundation decided to build the houses for those whose homes were destroyed by the floods and added that the number in question was 40-50 houses.
He announced the construction would start very soon in order to finish the works in two to three months.
UAE always stand by their friends, regardless of their religion and skin colour and so we support our friends in Serbia. We feel close to you, we feel it is our duty to help you, said Al Dhaheri.
Blagojevic said that Serbia has many friends across the world.
UAE are a great friend we can rely on. The best thing about their aid is the way they are putting it at our disposal which indicates that it comes from the heart, said Blagojevic.
He stated that there are around 20 million EUR at the moment at the designated account of the Government of Serbia and that that was just a small portion of the funds Serbia could count on.
We can count on much bigger assistance than the one we received so far, from the EU, the UN and others but there is a process set in advance that leads to that assistance, according to the earlier determined standards, noted Blagojevic.
Director of the Office for Reconstruction and Flood Relief added that his plan was to visit all municipalities affected by floods in order to gain immediate insight in the situation and that there was a lot of work concerning the establishment of the system and rules according to which the assistance delivery process would take place and later on, the reconstruction process as well.