Parliament Speaker Jandroković visited the earthquake-stricken area of Petrinja, Glina, Majske Poljane and Novo Selo Glinsko and said: We must quickly and efficiently rebuild everything

Zagreb - Parliament Speaker Gordan Jandroković visited Petrinja on Wednesday and said that if necessary the Parliament would be convened earlier than scheduled.

"I am in constant contact with the Prime Minister, we will see what legal framework is necessary for reconstruction to be effective and prompt. There is no need to be concerned with details now, the important thing is to remove all hazardous buildings and then to help people return to their homes and lives to some normal extent," said Jandroković.

"When we see what the legal framework is, then we will convene the Parliament, whether that will be before schedule or about then is less important," he added.

Jandroković said that it is necessary to find a model that is efficient and prompt and that will ensure that financial resources are channelled.

"The Parliament will react promptly as it has always done and quickly adopt the necessary laws," he said.

He recalled that he has appealed to lawmakers to give up a portion of their wages and in that way show solidarity. "That is a symbolic gesture. I believe everyone will do that. We could probably collect one million kuna. However, compared to what will be needed, that is a drop in the ocean," said Jandroković.

He thanked everyone who has helped after the earthquake and once again expressed his empathy with the residents of Petrinja and his condolences to the families of the people who died.

An earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale hit the area of Petrinja, some 60 kilometres southeast of Zagreb, at 12.19 pm Tuesday, killing seven people and injuring a number of others and causing large-scale damage.

Author: Hina