By Libya Herald staff.
Malta, 5 January 2015:
The Public Works Company, . . .[restrict]part of the Ministry of Housing and Utilities, announced last week that it had started on a maintenance programme of roads in the capital Tripoli.
The maintenance drive started with the repairs of potholes and resurfacing of parts of parts of some roads in the Sug il-Thlat, Omar Mukhtar, Abu Sleem, Jedaida, Zawiet Al-Dihmani as well as other regions, the Libya Dawn Tripoli-based Ministry report said.
This maintenance drive comes as part of the aim to embellish the capital and its roads and squares, the report said.
It is not clear if these are new projects and if the Tripoli Salvation government has obtained new funding. In view of Libya’s current political situation and its effects on its economy, it is unlikely that that the Salvation government as obtained new funds. It is more likely that these works are a continuation of unimplemented projects.
It will be recalled that in May 2014 the government of Libya then had approved the maintenance and resurfacing of 32 major roads in Tripoli.
Equally, in July 2013 the government had announced 48 road maintenance contracts.
In anycase, the news of any kind of road maintenance will come as welcomed new to Tripoli’s motorists. The appalling state of the Tripoli’s roads, among the worst of any capital in the world, has long been a matter of public ire.
The problem dates back well before the revolution, but since then, none of the governments have really tackled the issue on a major scale, despite numerous announcements to do so.
It is surprising, though, that the current rulers of Tripoli have chosen to relaunch the road maintenance programme right in the middle of winter. [/restrict]