By Saber Ayyub.
Tripoli, 19 May 2015:
The government has approved the construction of 2,000 new homes units in Benghazi.
At a press conference . . .[restrict]yesterday in Beida, government spokesperson Hatem Al-Oraibi said that the government has accepted a proposal by the General Projects Authority to build 2,000 new housing units in Benghazi. The government wanted them to be built in accordance with the latest regulations but at the lowest price possible, he said.
A year of bitter fighting in Benghazi between Operation Dignity and the Libyan National Army on one side and Islamist revolutionaries on the other has left parts of the city badly damaged, if not completely destroyed, and the government has set its reconstruction as a priority.
However, there are still large numbers of empty blocks in the city, unfinished at the revolution, comprising thousands of potential new apartments. Built mainly by the Chinese, the construction companies had refused to finish them until compensation was agreed for the loss of work during the revolution.
In health sector, Oraibi said the government had agreed that Zintan Surgical Hospital should come under the authority of the Health Ministry and be developed. Also it decided to establish a faculty of medicine in the town.