By Libya Herald reporter.
Tunis, 24 November 2016:
South Korea has given $1 million to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) to help implement a number of public services projects in the country.
These are being coordinated by the Presidency Council’s Government of National Accord (GNA) in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The SFL has an initial target of $60 million to spend on public services such as infrastructure, schools, hospitals, water and waste treatment facilities, and the power grid. Half the amount is supposed to come from foreign governments, half from the GNA.
It was agreed by those foreign governments which first contributed to the facility that the would initial projects would be in Benghazi, Kikla and Obari.
As part of this, a fire engine has already been delivered to Kikla and a dozen ambulances are due to be handed over to all three places. Other planned deliveries due include rubbish collection trucks, power generators and solar power installations for hospitals. Part of the money is also to go on rehabilitating schools and municipal buildings.
Altogether it is estimated that more than 700,000 residents of Benghazi and the two towns will benefit.
Thanking South Korea, UNDP country director Noura Hamladji said that the donation would make a difference to the lives of local inhabitants.
South Korean ambassador Kim Young-chae noted that this was one of a number of his country’s humanitarian contributions to Libya since the 2011 revolution. It hoped that the donation would help bring peace to the country.