Three hotels in Bergen will provide emergency accommodation for Ukrainian refugees coming to Norway. The Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has announced a national tender for 8,000 reception places.
“The tender ended yesterday. We are very pleased with the response we have received and will initially acquire a total of 8,000 reception places around the country. The number may increase,” Belén Birkenes, regional director of the UDI, stated.
In Bergen, Thon hotel Bergen Airport (570 places), Thon hotel Orion (540 places), and Thon hotel Sandviken pier (100 places) will provide emergency accommodation, in addition to 150 emergency places at Nautnes in Øygarden Municipality just outside Bergen.
In addition, there will also be 100 places in Stavanger in an apartment building with 100 places.
Operated by Hero
The reception centers will be operated by Hero, which already operates the asylum reception center in Stord. The reception capacity will be up and running already this week.
“In total, the emergency accommodation we procure in the west of the country now amounts to almost 1,500 places. They will be put into operation between Friday, March 11, and Monday, March 21. At this moment, we do not know when the first people will move in,” Birkenes stated.
Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews
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