Härnösand provides free transportation for refugees ⋆

Härnösand provides free transportation for refugees



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Härnösand Municipality, located north of Sundsvall in northern Sweden, decided to provide free public transportation for refugees.

Härnösand Municipality wants to facilitate the movement of refugees and believes it will accelerate the integration process.

This free public transportation for refugees will be funded from the state’s allocations to the Härnösand municipality to accommodate refugees, which amounts to 70 million kronor, and the cost of the free transportation is estimated at 1.4 million kronor.

The proposal drew some opposition, but the municipality is determined to proceed with it’s decision and will start applying it from next autumn.

This can be a precedent that may be followed by other municipalities in Sweden if it is effective.



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