East Timor contributes most to fund to rebuild after Portugal fires

By TPN/Lusa, in News · 12-10-2017 14:37:00 · 1 Comments

The Government of East Timor was the entity that contributed the most to the Revita Fund, created to manage donations for the victims of the fires that raged in central Portugal over the summer, donating more than €1.2 million, according to the fund’s first quarterly report.

This amount accounts for 32 percent of the total cash donations collected by Revita to 30 September, which totalled €3,787,590.31.
According to the first quarterly report of the fund, in total 35 entities made donations, of which 27 were in cash, six provided with movable assets not subject to registration and two rendered services.
The Government of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste contributed €1,249,901.41, Santander Totta bank and the European Investment Bank provided €500,000 each and Banco Comercial Português donated €424,485.73.

The Intermunicipal Community of the Region of Leiria donated €400,000, the Montepio Foundation €253,626.49, Banco BPI, SA €147,881.35 and airport manager ANA - Aeroportos de Portugal gave the Revita Fund €70,000.
More than €61,000 were received from the Bank of Portugal, Casa de Portugal in Macau provided support of €50,000, BCP BAN, SAS gave €37,117, Salvador Caetano SGPS Group, €22,785 and FNAC Portugal delivered €20,453 to the Revita Fund.
Services were provided by the Order of Engineers and PwC - PricewaterhouseCoopers & Associados - SROC, Lda.
The Revita Fund was created to manage donations to victims of the fires in the central zone of the country, the most serious of which broke out on 17 June in Pedrógão Grande, in the district of Leiria, and killed at least 64 people and injured over 200.
This fire was only fully extinguished a week later and the flames spread to the counties of Castanheira de Pera, Figueiró dos Vinhos, Pampilhosa da Serra, Penela and Sertã.


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