Sweida, SANA – United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) said its priority in the southern Sweida province is to secure alternative sources of water and rehabilitate schools in light of the terrorist attacks targeting the two sectors repeatedly.
Speaking during a meeting with Sweida Governor Atef al-Naddaf, UNICEF Resident Representative in Syria Hana Singer said work will focus on rehabilitating 10 wells for drinking water at a value of SYP 321. 560 million.
The plan will include wells in the villages and towns of al-Raha, Masad, al-Qraya, Zibin, Zkeir, Radimet al-Liwa, Salkhad, Hout, Ara and Qanawat, according to Singer.
She added that UNICEF has a plan to rehabilitate 15 schools in the province, in addition to rehabilitating two solid waste landfills at a value of SYP 100 million.
SYP 150 million will also be allocated for rehabilitating sewage networks in the city and repairing and maintaining some sewage machines, according to Singer.
The UNICEF will be cooperating with the ministries concerned to do the work in those sectors.
Following the meeting, Singer and the delegation accompanying her visited a makeshift center hosting displaced families at the Vanguards Camp and one of the wells meant to be rehabilitated.
On May 3, the UNICEF and the Ministry of Water Resources signed a work agreement to carry out joint vital projects in water and sewage sectors.