Commune culture houses might host refugees in western Romania

Commune culture houses might host refugees in western Romania

The seven hectares of grazing land of the commune of Moravita in Romania’s western county of Timis were turned into camping areas in an exercise to check the operational capability of Romanian authorities, in the context of the immigrant crisis in neighbouring states.

The local authorities responded to a call of the Emergency Situations Inspectorate (ISU) by mowing the sun-dried grass and clearing the land. During the weekend, trucks carried on site big tents that might host refugees. Power supply is available from a nearby sheep pen, only 200 metres away.

“That’s all the ISU told us — that they have a simulation. We don’t know if it’s [only] this week. We did all we needed to — we offered the space. We have seven hectares of pastures. We prepared the land in advance, the municipality mowed the grass, and on Sunday they raised all the tents. We understood there are 60 tents; they installed a kitchen, a dining room, they brought portable toilets and shower cabins. Today [Monday] I understood the phone provider comes to lay their cable, Moravita deputy mayor Francisc Hopitean told AGERPRES. More…