At a meeting of the Committee for the Co-ordination of Civil Emergencies and Crises, Prime Minister Edi Rama promised maximum preparedness and commitment for the recovery of areas and families affected by floods.

Although he said that the state budget will bare the burden of compensation this year as well, he went on to pledge that things will change in the future.

"The state budget cannot afford to be responsible for everything and anything. Of course, this time, just like the last, we will meet all our obligations that arise from this crisis.

"However, it is very important for all citizens, and all entrepreneurs, to understand that THEY need to take measures in order to be better protected from such natural disasters," said Edi Rama.

Rama sees the necessity of undertaking a legal initiative to provide insurance for houses and businesses for damagesarising from floods, so that the state budget not be the only hope.

"It is a priority to get legal initiatives in place to provide insurance for houses and businesses to protect against damage arising from floods.

"We are the only country that does not have this kind of law and where, then, the affected people remain in the mercy only of destiny and the state budget." said Edi Rama.

The Prime Minister guaranteed that no one affected this flood season would be left without compensation.