Zeybek submits a parliamentary question on the delay in cutting trees and firewood in Xanthi
According to this, in regions where there is partial icing for more than five months and at least one day per month according to the previous calendar year, for all beneficiary categories, 50% increase in wood quantity and 40% decrease in price is foreseen.
According to the latest circular issued by the Ministry of Environment and Energy, an appropriation of 4,500,000 € will be allocated to Forestry Policy Implementation Inspection services of some provinces, including the Thrace region, in order to meet the firewood needs of citizens living in the mountainous parts of the country.
The Xanthi region corresponds to an allowance of approximately 165,000 €, although this amount has increased compared to previous years, it in no way covers the doubled firewood prices compared to the previous year.
Firewood is the only option to meet the heating needs of citizens living in the mountainous regions of Yeniköy (Stavrupoli) and the Municipality of Mustafçova (Miki) in this period of energy crisis, when the fuel prices reached its peak, began to be felt.
Although the amount of wood offered by Xanthi Forestry Directorate for the use of beneficiaries is a necessary aid, it is not sufficient to meet their heating needs in any way, and according to their statement, efforts are being made to collect the amount of wood it offers to 2,500 beneficiary families.
Since the prices given by the Ministry to the cooperatives are very low compared to the free market, the cooperatives do not cut. In the latest press release made by the ministry, he stated that the prices should be adjusted, but this could be implemented next year.