Libya’s Tripoli-based Minister of Economy and Trade, Mohamed Al-Hwej, announced Tuesday that the Libyan Business Council (LBC) has adopted an initiative to complete a project of 2,000 housing units in the city of Derna to support flood-affected families.
The news was revealed during a meeting held by Al-Hwej on Monday with the head and members of the committee charged with supporting and monitoring the economic conditions in the municipalities affected by Flood Daniel on the eastern coast of Libya. The meeting followed up on campaigns to support and assist the affected municipalities, learn about urgent needs, support rescue teams, and provide services to affected citizens and residents.
LBC head Swani
The head of the LBC, Rashid Swani, said the 2,000-apartment complex has a completion rate of 60 percent. He said the initiative is a quick solution for the Derna homeless to move into them The apartments can be completed within two months before the cold winter sets in.
Al-Hwej called on the heads of the Chambers of Commerce to adopt an initiative to provide several cars to heads of families and distribute them in coordination with the relevant municipalities and committees.
The Minister of Economy and Trade stressed the necessity of establishing a development and reconstruction agency for areas affected by the floods.
The meeting was attended by the President of the Bakers Syndicate, the Vice President of the General Union of Chambers of Commerce, Industry and Agriculture, the heads of the Chambers of Commerce in Zliten, Al-Zawia, the Western Region, Murzuq, and Tripoli, and a representative of the Red Crescent, Tripoli branch.