Funded by reconstruction budget, several projects implemented this year in most provinces

Damascus, SANA-Funded by the budget allocated for the reconstruction for the year 2020, which amounted to SYP 25 billion and which had been approved within the ministries’ emergency plan, several projects have been carried out and others are still under implementation, .

Assistant Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Eng. Mu’ataz Qattan stated in a statement to SANA delegate that the abovementioned budget has been distributed among the provinces according the need and priority of the approved projects, included various sectors.

In Damascus, the rehabilitation of classrooms, a textile laboratory, the scientific sections at the textile institute has been completed at a cost of SYP 20 million.

Pollutants were removed from Barada river and sewage treatment plants were established in the regions of Jamraya, Adraa, al-Hamah with a cost of SYP one billion and 841 million, according to Qattan.

Other projects have been also carried out within the emergency plan of Damascus Province which contained the maintenance and restoration of al-Qadam Police Station at a cost of SYP 25 million, in addition to the rehabilitation and maintenance of the Technical Institute for Technical Observers, the vocational training center and the Ministry garage at a cost of SYP 600 million.

In Damascus countryside province, the projects implemented within the reconstruction budget for the current year have included the rehabilitation of the al-Hajar al-Aswad township, at a cost of more than SYP 23 million, and the completion of the rehabilitation works at Harasta Military Hospital, at a cost of SYP 100 million.

Assistant Minister of Local Administration indicated that Aleppo City had the largest share of the reconstruction budget, as the hotel school in the province was rehabilitated at a cost of SYP 40 million, in addition to rehabilitating the cotton office rooms with a cost of SYP 10.57 million.

Qattan added that the rehabilitation works of the transmission tower at Aleppo transmission station in al-Ansari area were completed at a cost of SYP 70 million, in addition to finishing the renovation works at the Oncology Hospital at a cost of SYP 200 million.

The two bridges of the irrigation canal on Aleppo-Raqqa highway have been also renovated at a cost of more than SYP 139 million, in addition to the rehabilitation of Dar al-Assad building in al-Sabi’a Bahrat area in Aleppo, at a cost of SYP 60 million.

Qattan said that the projects approved by the specific emergency Plan of Homs province, including rehabilitation and maintenance projects of the Technical Institute for Technical Observers and the Vocational Training Center, at a cost of SYP 500 million, in addition to repairing damages in the buildings of the vocational training centers complex at a value of  SYP 2 million, and the renovation and rehabilitation of the northern block of employees residential center at  Bayyada neighborhood at a cost of more than SYP 16.685 million.

Other projects have been implemented in Idleb province, the most important of which are the rehabilitation of the two fodder centers in Sinjar and Abu Dohour, at a cost of SYP 15.760 million, and projects of building the headquarters of the municipalities of Tal al-Karram, Siraa and Abu Daly, at a cost of SYP 180 million, according to Qattan.

In Deir Ezzor, Assistant Minister of Local Administration and Environment stated that the implemented projects included the renovation of Deir Ezzor Education Directorate building at a cost of SYP 245 million and renovation of the first and the second university residential units at a cost of SYP 301 million, adding that the restoration of some buildings at Nassib border crossing in Daraa city was among the most important projects in the province.

Qattan explained that the projects implemented in Lattakia and Tartous provinces included the rehabilitation and restoration of the building of the General Company for Construction and Reconstruction’s old branch to become new headquarters for one of the faculties and a residential unit for female students in Tartous at a cost of SYP 150 million.

The projects also included construction works at the Martyr Ibrahim Na’ama Hospital in Jableh at a cost of SYP 800 million and the treatment of the waste dumpster in The municipality of al-Dalia in Lattakia, at a cost of SYP 60 million, in addition to other projects which are under implementation.

Many streets and roads for the martyrs’ relatives were also opened to allow them to reach their houses and agricultural lands which are far from the main road in the provinces of Lattakia, Tartous, Homs, Hama, and Sweida with a cost of SYP 350 million.

Rafah al-Allouni/ Ruaa al-Jazaeri

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