Spain to give EUR 32m to help rebuild Lebanon
31 August 2006
STOCKHOLM — Spain is to give EUR 32 million in aid towards rebuilding war-shattered Lebanon, the foreign minster said on Thursday.
Miguel Ángel Moratinos made the announcement in Stockhom at a meeting of 60 countries who are to grant aid to Lebanon.
Six million euros of Spanish money will go in humanitarian aid, while the other EUR 26 million will help to rebuild the state which was devastated by the war between Israel and Hezbollah militants.
Altogether, EU nations are expected to grant EUR 500 million in aid to Lebanon, to contribute towards the reconstruction of the country.
Other EU countries which have granted aid have included Germany which is to give EUR 22 million, Sweden EUR 15.5 million.
But aid officials said the cost of helping to re-house 30,000 Lebanese would reach EUR 58 million alone.
Also the repairs to the country’s infrastructure would come to EUR 63 million.
Clearing oil spills would come to EUR 50 million and it would cost EUR 43 million to rebuild schools.
[Copyright EFE with Expatica]
Subject: Spanish news