By Jamal Adel.
Tripoli, 21 June 2014:
Locals have broken into and occupied unfinished apartments on the outskirts of Sirte and are refusing to quit.
“They . . .[restrict]already have homes” Sirte local council spokesman Mohammed Al-Amyel told the Libya Herald, “ They forced their way onto the site yesterday after Friday prayers. We are not sure how many of them there are, nor what it is they want”.
The 150 low-rise properties at Sad Al-Gharbia, 15 km outside Sirte, will be selling for LD 100,000 each.
Amyel said that local elders had started negotiations with the squatters in the hope of getting them to leave. He explained that the complex is 60 percent complete. The contractor, the Ishebelia Construction Company, which is developing the project with the Housing and Infrastructure Board, had been expecting to finish the work by the end of the year. [/restrict]