On Sept. 3, 2019, upon the directives of President Bashar al-Assad, a ministerial delegation visited the liberated eastern countryside of Raqqa province and Deir ez-Zor province.
The delegation inspected the state of services and the rebuilding process of infrastructure in the towns and villages in eastern Raqqa, which were liberated by the Syrian Arab Army.
The ministerial delegation included the Minister of Water Resources, Hussein Arnous, the Minister of Electricity, Mohammad Zouheir Kharboutly, the Minister of Local Administration and Environment, Hussein Makhlouf and the Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources, Ali Ghanem.
The delegation visited the village of Albu Hamad and put the Albu Hamad electricity power station into service after it was rebuilt at a cost of 3 billion Syrian pounds.
Kharboutl said that the Albu Hamad power station was sabotaged by terrorists and it was rebuilt by the Ministry’s engineers and workers.
Arnous said, “This visit comes upon directives of President Bashar al-Assad, to check up on projects, which were approved during a previous visit by the Prime Minister, and designed to meet the needs of the citizens in the provinces of Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor.”
The ministerial delegation also visited the educational compound in the city of Ma’adan, 50 kilometers east of Raqqa city, and inspected the educational process in a number of schools.
The Raqqa Education Directorate’s Director, Abdullah al-Hadi, said that there are 125 schools in the liberated rural areas of Raqqa and 1,300 teachers to teach 23,000 students.
The delegation inspected the rebuilding process of the Ma’adan City Council’s building and the Ma’adan and al-Hamadneh Health Centers.
The delegation visited the Muqlah village, 30 kilometres east of Raqqa city, where they inspected an irrigation station, which waters 6000 hectares and the Sabkhah Water Pump which is under construction.
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