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Community initiatives in the villages of As-Suwayda to address the lack of drinking water

2023-02-05T10:55:08.206Z


As-Suwayda, SANA- Residents of several villages in As-Suwayda governorate took the initiative to address the shortage in pumping drinking water, as a result of the interruption.


As-Suwayda - SANA

The people of several villages in As-Suwayda governorate took the initiative to address the shortage in pumping drinking water, as a result of the power outages and the lack of fuel, through projects to connect drinking water wells to electricity lines that are independent of rationing. The value of their implementation amounted to more than 212 million Syrian pounds.

These projects were launched in coordination with the concerned institutions of the Electricity Company and the Water Corporation. In the village of Al-Matouna in the northern countryside of the governorate, civil activities completed a project to connect the water well with an electricity line that is deviated from rationing, at a cost of more than 30 million pounds, with the support of expatriates and the people of the village, as indicated by a member of the local community committee. In charge of completing the project in the village, Ziad Amer.

Amer pointed out in a statement to SANA reporter that the project was implemented in contract with a contractor from the private sector, by erecting 3 metal towers, connecting them to the line feeding the well and extending a line of 500 meters from the site of the well to the network, explaining that the reality of drinking water in the village after the project was put into service. Significantly improved, and contributed to relieving pressure from the well designated for agricultural purposes, which was used for drinking.

From the village of Zakir, a member of the Civil Society Committee, Lutfi Suwaid, spoke about a similar project for the electrical connection, at a cost of more than 14 million pounds, in addition to electrical parts worth 2.5 million pounds to restart the well, which stopped working 12 years ago, explaining that the project that serves more than 220 homes Provide the people's needs of water, as the well is pumped around the clock.

As for the town of Shaqqa, the head of its council, Badi’ al-Hadawi, stated that the project to connect two water wells to an electricity line exempt from rationing is nearing completion, at an estimated cost of about 140 million pounds, with the aim of improving the situation of drinking water in the town, noting the cooperation of the Water Corporation and the General Electricity Company, which, in his opinion, reflects the situation Solidarity and community cooperation in such difficult economic conditions.

In the village of Amra, civil society activities in the northern countryside of As-Suwayda completed a similar project at a cost of 55 million pounds, as explained by a member of the local community committee in the village of Amra in charge of implementing the project, Jihad Gharaz al-Din, who drew attention to the contribution of the villagers and expatriates to help bridge the shortage by securing water, through Installing 9 electric towers and connecting them to the two wells of the village, which contributed to improving the operations of pumping water periodically to the homes of the people.

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