Minister Jurečka will meet with mayors in Czech Switzerland


Update: 06.12.2022 00:41

Krásná Lípa (Děčín Region) – Minister of the Environment Marian Jurečka (KDU-ČSL) will meet with mayors of municipalities in Bohemian Switzerland this afternoon. Petr Kříž, the new director of the Administration of the Czech Switzerland National Park, which was affected by the largest fire in the Czech Republic so far this summer, will also be at the meeting.

Deputy Prime Minister Jurečka will listen to the opinions of the mayors, some of whom criticized the former head of the park administration, Pavel Benda. He was recalled by the former Minister of the Environment Anna Hubáčková (KDU-ČSL) precisely on the grounds that he did not communicate sufficiently with the municipalities and did not handle crisis management in the event of a fire that affected over 1,000 hectares of land.

After his inauguration, Kříž stated that he wanted to stabilize relations with the municipalities, to prepare fire prevention measures suitable for protected areas in their surroundings. He prefers the natural restoration of places after the fire, he also intends to focus on the restoration of the main tourist routes.

Czech Switzerland National Park is the youngest national park in the country, it has an area of ​​approximately 79 square kilometers. The territory consists of sandstone rock towns, canyons, gorges and intact or little changed original ecosystems.


Source: České noviny – hlavní události by www.ceskenoviny.cz.

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