By Naam Al-Khosi.
Tripoli, 19 May 2014:
The Ministry of Housing and Utilities is to conduct a workshop on the examination and evaluation . . .[restrict]of dilapidated buildings on Wednesday, 21 May. The workshop will be held in the conference centre of the Dat Al-Imad complex in Tripoli.
The programme will include presentations regarding the housing and utilities sectors in Tripoli and Benghazi and companies involved in these sectors. Representatives from a number of ministries will attend the workshop.
Both Tripoli and Benghazi have been suffering the consequences of years of lack of maintenance on buildings, mainly from the Italian period. The results have been deadly in some cases over the past two years, with buildings collapsing suddenly and residents being crushed to death. It has happened largely because with rules being ignored since the revolution, buildings deemed dangerous and uninhabitable have again been rented out to tenants desperate for a roof over their heads.
The lack of maintenance has also seen some of Libya’s finest architecture is being lost.
For more Information contact the Ministry of Housing and Utilities:
Tel and Fax: 218-21-360 5138. Email: [email protected]. Web site: www.mhu.gov.ly [/restrict]