UAE inaugurates housing project in Syria

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The UAE's Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) has inaugurated the 47 prefabricated unit Al Naqa’a housing project in Syria's Latakia Governorate.

It follows the directives of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan in April to build 1,000 prefabricated housing units in seven areas in the Latakia, worth AED 65 million, to assist Syrian families affected by the earthquake that hit the country in February.

The housing project was inaugurated to mark World Humanitarian Day.

Hamoud Al Junaibi, acting ERC Secretary General, said the two-bed units will be powered by solar energy, and can accommodate six people.

Eligible Syrian families were selected by a committee formed from representative of the local development authority, the Latakia Governorate Council, the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and other relevant authorities.

Amer Hilal, Governor of Latakia, thanked the UAE for implementing humanitarian and relief projects in Syria since the early days of the earthquake.

The Al Naqa’a housing project will contribute to bring about stability for a number of families who lost their homes as a result of the earthquake, he added.

Latakia Governorate, he continued, had prepared seven locations on a total area measuring 10 hectares for the establishment of the housing units, and provided them with basic infrastructure including sewerage, electricity and phone networks and services centres.

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