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Albania sees crop losses after severe floods

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Staff Writer | December 4, 2017
The Albanian government has said that it had started work to carry a transparent assessment of the flood damages that hit Albania recently.
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Prime Minister Edi Rama assured all flood-hit farmers, businesses and households that they would be compensated.

Rama said that the investments made so far in the irrigation and drainage systems mitigated the flood effects.

"Fortunately, the consequences of the floods were less devastating than the floods in 2015 and this happened thanks to the investments made," Rama said.

The torrential rains that swept Albania caused massive floods across the country.

Farmers were the most affected ones as huge crop losses and damages to the agricultural land have been reported and thousands of hectares of land are still under water.

Considerable greenhouse areas have been totally damaged by flooding, while losses in livestock continue to grow.

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