Head of Region Topsidis visits hail damaged area

Western Thrace
Wed, 24 Apr 2024 9:08 GMT
The President of the State of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace, Christodoulos Topsidis, visited the hail damaged Yaka region.
Head of Region Topsidis visits hail damaged area

The President of the Region of Eastern Macedonia - Thrace, Christodoulos Topsidis, visited Yaka region which was damaged by hail. Topsidis and his entourage visited the gardens in Sendelli village and had the opportunity to see the damage closely.

During his visit, Region President Topsidis was accompanied by State Vice President Emmanuil Tapacaz, ELGA Thrace Officer Dimitris Pantazis, State Vice President Rıdvan Hacı Mehmet, Region President Advisor Rıdvan Molla İsa and Region Assembly Member Ahmet Osman Pehlivan.

President Topsidis and his entourage met with the cherry producers who suffered damages due to the hailstorm that was effective in the villages in the Yaka region on Sunday evening, 21 April, and made inspections. Topsidis and his entourage visited the orchards in Sendelli village and had the opportunity to see the extent of the damage closely.

President Topsidis said that they have taken the necessary initiatives to ensure that the producers receive their compensation as soon as possible.

In the statement made by the state presidency, it was reported that heavy hail affected approximately 160 thousand trees in Sendelli, Yuvacılı, Eşekçili, Gebecili, Ayazma and Susurköy. In the statement, it was stated that the damage reached 90 per cent in some regions, and it was noted that this year's production will be seriously negatively affected.

It was emphasised that during the meeting between the state administrators and cherry producers, the intention of the state government to implement the hail protection programme was expressed. Meanwhile, it was reported that the producers who suffered from hail damage can apply for damage assessment and compensation between 23 April and 6 May.

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