DEIR EZ-ZOR (Syria), 18 Jul – RIA Novosti. Syrian authorities have restored more than half of the pumping stations, telephone and several dozen bakeries in the city of Deir ez-Zor on Severo-the East of the country after the lifting of a three-year siege by militants, told reporters the Governor of the province Abdul Majeed al-kawakibi.
According to him, in the near future in a city that was destroyed by terrorists on 85%, will begin work in several schools.
the City of Deir ez-Zor is located on the right Bank of the Euphrates, is the administrative center of the homonymous province, where the major oil fields of the al-Tanak and al-Omar oil refinery and the pipeline from Qatar to Turkey. The blockade of the city by militants of the banned terrorist group ISIS lasted three years and was completed in November 2017.
a Similar situation with the devastation throughout the province in Sevrage. According to the Governor, reconstruction of engineering and utility infrastructure is given special attention.
Now the city is experiencing a great shortage of electricity, the light in the house is served hourly. The militants destroyed most of the objects energy, stole the equipment. Energy nearly a week to restore the substation work, sometimes work shifts last up to 20 hours a day.
“We are working for our children, to have a good life. I feel that the city was comfortable. After the fighting ended here, we work only for the sake of it. It is now much better due to the fact that people are working, and all the services the city now work in a special mode, especially here (on the power – ed.) because electricity is the main problem”, – said the employee of the city power grids Hamid Muhammad.
His colleague Safwan al-Abed said that in recent years, city life has become much better. “The improvement is not in any one place, but everywhere. Better urban services, has opened stores. Has become safer. Most importantly – we have a lot of work,” he explained.
Restored in the city and most of the bakery, where baked the traditional Syrian bread, hibis. According to the Director of one of the bakeries Ibrahim al-Assad, in the postwar period the volume of production decreased because the city returned not all the refugees.
According to the Governor of the province, there is still a lot of work to restore. For example, before the war, the province had about 3 thousand schools now – only 335, almost 10 times less. “Schools were broken shells. Now we restore them, doing repairs. In the near future will restore a few schools. And so, gradually, step by step, we return to people normal life. Do everything to come back, people lived here,” said the Governor.