Xhaçka inspects the reconstruction work: 233 families damaged by the earthquake will have soon their new dwellings

233 families that were affected by the 9/21 earthquake in Durrës, Shijak, Kruja, Kavaja or Rrogozhina will go soon in rebuilt dwellings. Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka inspected the work done for some of these facilities in Manëz and the former swamp area in Durrës.

“Our commitment is that no citizen will be left without a home and that no dwelling will remain a pile of rubble. 2020 will be the reconstruction year”- minister Xhaçka stated.

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Armed Forces are being praised for their contribution after the earthquake

The outstanding contribution of the Armed Forces (AAF) immediately after the earthquake of November 26th was in the center of attention, not only by the heads of state but also by public opinion.

The senior leaders of the AAF thanked at a ceremony the staff engaged in search and rescue (SAR) operations and on the consequences faced of last month's earthquake.

Chief of the General Staff of the AAF Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, Deputy Chief of GS Brigadier General Manushaqe Shehu and commanders of the forces, met men and women in uniform.

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Children of the military personnel, conducted a musical show and gave presents to their peers affected by the earthquake

About 80 children of the earthquake-affected families who are accommodated in one of the hotels in Golem area spent a special afternoon under the sounds of music played by children of military personnel.

Children of the military personnel, who attend courses at the Ministry of Defense, have prepared musical show to amuse the children whose houses have been damaged or destroyed by the November 26th earthquake.

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Albanian Armed Forces announce the NCO of the year 2019

At the threshold of the New Year, the Albanian Armed Forces have selected the most distinguished NCOs of the last twelve months.

The three best NCOs of 2019 are from different forces and represent the most outstanding servicemen in the AAF.

Even at this end of year, the General Staff of Armed Forces continued the tradition by organizing a ceremony to announce the NCO of the year, attended by Chief of Staff Brigadier General Bardhyl Kollçaku, Force Commanders and NCOs from all AAF and Commands.

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Post - earthquake reconstruction, Xhaçka: the reconstruction will start soon, families with young children our priority

Pupils and teachers of “Edit Durham” Elementary School joined Defence Minister Olta Xhaçka during a visit to Bubq and Mazhë e Madhe, one of the worst affected areas by the November 26 earthquake.
On their own initiative, the students had prepared gifts for 120 children, who expressed their wish to share them with their teachers during Minister Xhaçka's visit to the families sheltered in tents in this rural area.

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