Wallonia: Over €20 million required to repair flood damage

Wallonia: Over €20 million required to repair flood damage
European Commission president Ursula Von der Leyen, Minister-President of the French Community in Belgium Pierre-Yves Jeholet and Federal Minister Annelies Verlinden pictured during a visit to Pepinster in 2021. Credit: Belga.

The Walloon government is allocating more than €20 million to repair the damage caused by last year's floods.

On Thursday, the Walloon Government came to an agreement on their estimated budgetary needs for 20022 in order to repair the damage caused by flooding.

Belga News Agency is reporting that a total of €22.35 million will be required to repair damage to roads, tunnels, engineering structures, and other waterways.

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The €22.35 million includes €7 million for non-structural network road renovations, €9.6 million for engineering structure and bridge repairs, and €5.25 million for waterways.

A little over a year ago, Belgium was hit by heavy flooding that affected 90% of Wallonia's municipalities.

Described by Federal Interior Minister Annelies Verlinden as 'one of the greatest natural disasters our country has ever known,' the floods caused the deaths of 41 people in Belgium.

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