Repair Teams Work to Return Water, Power, Communications to Palmyra City

Maintenance work commences on Palmyra's damaged infrastructure in attempt to revive the city following ISIS withdrawal

Maintenance teams continued their efforts to repair damaged water, electricity and communication networks in Palmyra city as a primary step to letting locals to return to their homes.

Head of Homs branch of General Drinking Water Establishment Hassan Homeidan told state news agency SANA that teams have repaired two damaged wells, adding that work will continue on the remaining wells once the city is cleared of landmines and explosives.

Homeidan pointed out that Palmyra city contains 11 wells with water being supplied form the Dawaat area to the east of the city.

Director of the Syrian Telecommunication Company in Homs Kanaan Jouda said that technical staff are working on repairing optical cables, adding that it will take an estimated 30 days until it is back in service. Teams are also working to restart telecom services to around 10,000 subscribers, with 1,500 of those also internet subscribers.

This article was edited by The Syrian Observer. Responsibility for the information and views set out in this article lies entirely with the author.


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