World Bank: Earthquake damage in Turkey is $34.2 billion! – News details

ISTANBUL (IGFA) – The World Bank said the earthquakes that hit Turkey on February 6 caused $34.2 billion in physical destruction to the country; He said the costs of recovery and restoration could be twice as high.

Humberto Lopez, World Bank director for Turkey, said the country’s projected GDP growth could also fall by half a percentage point, Reuters quoted Reuters as saying.

World Bank Vice President for Europe and Central Asia Anna Bjerde said the situation in Syria, hit by earthquakes, is “a real disaster.”

The bank is expected to release a separate damage assessment for Syria on Tuesday.

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