Major public service projects implemented in Raqqa in 2020
Raqqa Civil Council implemented public projects for which a budget of 11 billion Syrian liras was allocated in 2020.
In Raqqa, destroyed by ISIS gangs, important public service projects were implemented after the liberation of the city. In the last three years, war wrecks have been removed and the city's infrastructure systems have been repaired. In 2020, several projects were implemented.
ROAD CONSTRUCTION AND REPAIR WORKS
In early 2020, the Industrial Services Department gave priority to the construction of urban and rural roads. Construction of the Raqqa-Hesekê highway continues in its second phase. So far, 70 million Syrian lira has been spent for the project and 3,500 cubic meters of asphalt has been utilized.
Road projects were prepared over the Reşîd-Kebiş Tişrîn and Hawî Hewa lines in the countryside of Raqqa. Road repair work was carried out in the villages of Ebû Kebra, Cayfe, Endelus and Abdullah Xelil. Road repair work was completed in the Reşid village and its hamlets at the cost of 16 million Syrian lira.
Service bureaus repaired the roads in various parts of the city and opened them into service. The road to Sekîna School, located on Seyfe Dewle Street, was built. 20 million Syrian lira was spent for the road projects in the Ednaniyê, Rafiqe and Ensar villages. According to the data of the Service Department, the budget spent for road projects in Raqqa surpassed 279 million Syrian lira.
Almost all of the city streets are paved. According to the data, an area of 17 thousand 500 square meters was asphalted. All the holes in the streets have been filled. Ahmet Haco, who works as an engineer in the Service Department, said that 11,150 square meters of asphalt was used in Raqqa and its villages which cost 267 million 600 thousand Syrian lira.
Most of the bridges in Raqqa were destroyed by ISIS gangs and the water channels were rendered unusable.
The iron bridge in Til Semin, the bridge in Selhebiyê, the Feyd bridge, Ebara bridge, Şinîne bridge, Ednaniyê bridge and Esediye bridge were repaired.
The repair work of Hetaş bridge still continues. So far, 45 percent of the bridge repair work has been completed. 40 million Syrian lira was spent for the repair of the bridge in the Ekêrşê village and 59 thousand dollars for the repair of the bridge in the village of Abdullah Xelîl. The budget to be spent for the restoration of the Ansar bridge was determined as 81 million Syrian lira.
A budget of 75 thousand Syrian lira was allocated for the repair of the Feyd bridge on the Raqa-Tabqa road. The repair of the bridge was 25 percent completed.
Ahmet Haco stated that they allocated a budget of 57 thousand dollars for the repair of the iron bridge in Assadiye.
A budget of 4 thousand 500 dollars was allocated for the works to be carried out on the entrance and exit roads of the city.
"ONE BILLION SYRIAN LIRA WAS EXPENDED TO REMOVE THE WRECKS"
The Service Department continues its efforts to deliver the drinking water network to all villages. 250 barrels of drinking water is distributed daily. In 2020, 90 thousand barrels of water were distributed. 45 million Syrian lira were spent for this.
Speaking about the removal of war remnants in the city, Haco said, “We removed 360,000 cubic meters of war remnant in 2020. “80 million Syrian lira was spent for this project”.
EDUCATION AND OTHER PROJECTS
Significant projects were also implemented for education in the last quarter of 2020. Education and Training Committee carried out important projects with a budget of 221 thousand dollars. 6 schools in Raqqa were repaired and put into service. The schools of Kebiş, Aliya Kerame, Gedro, Xiniz, Umer Bin Xetab and Betani were repaired.
The health center, which started to be built with a budget of 65 thousand dollars in the Sıkê region, has been completed 75 percent.
According to the information provided by Haco, 11 billion 190 million 899 thousand Syrian lira was spent for the projects introduced in Raqqa in 2020. Heco informed that the projects will continue in 2021.