The World Bank has approved a $6 billion loan to rebuild areas affected by the devastating earthquakes on Feb. <> in southeastern Turkey. This was announced by the Minister of Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Change Mehmet Ozhaseki, quoted by NTV television.

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The World Bank granted the loan under the project "Reconstruction and reconstruction of Turkey after the earthquake".

Ozhaseki noted that this loan will play a key role in the reconstruction of the earthquake-hit region.

A significant part of the loan package, amounting to EUR 684.8 million, will be used to finance the construction of a new gas pipeline. $<> has been allocated to the Ministry of Environment, Urban Planning and Climate Change, the Hurriyet newspaper said.

Minister Ozhaseki pointed out that 296.5m euros will be used to finance the construction of a new gas pipeline. $388.3 million will go to the implementation of the ministry's housing projects in rural areas in the earthquake zone, and $<>.<> million. dollars will be directed towards the implementation of infrastructure projects.

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The tremors measuring 7.6 and 7.7 on the Richter scale killed more than 50,000 people.

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