Medya Bozan, the Co-Chair of the Local Governments and Environment Committee, spoke to Hawar News Agency about the construction and reconstruction projects that are being undertaken by the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria (AANES).
The Executive Council of AANES held its second annual meeting on 18 January in Raqqa (Reqa). During the meeting, the development and construction/reconstruction of major projects such as the repair of Raqqa bridge, the completion of the culvert construction and drinking water projects in Manbij and Hesekê were discussed, Bozan noted.
Alongside a decision taken by AANES, all projects were halted last year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The reconstruction of roads had been affected by this decision. The construction of the Ebyed road between Raqqa and Hesekê, however, will be carried out by AANES in 2021. Bozan further stated that AANES will also launch a project supplying water from the Xabûr River to Al-Hasakah (Hesekê) and from the Euphrates River to the areas in the south of Al-Hasakah and to the Sor district in the east of Deir ez-Zor. Another project, the construction of the garbage storage building in Qamishlo, is in progress.
Bozan confirmed that institutions and organizations continue to be tasked to implement these most important projects in 2021. “If a new bridge is built, it will be easier for large vehicles to cross the Euphrates River”, she noted. Bozan also announced that due to the water shortage in Manbij (Minbic), a new water channel will be built in Manbij. “One of the projects to be worked on this year is aimed at ensuring the effective removal of garbage from Kobanê. Reconstruction of public roads in all parts of the North and East Syrian regions and initiating the sewerage project in the Hilko neighbourhood in the city of Qamishlo” are priorities, she stated.
Bozan added: “We will complete all the projects that were not completed last year and we promise that we will provide the best service to our people living in the region in 2021”.