North and East Syria official Joseph Lahdo: After the end of coronavirus curfew, work on public projects has recommenced

NORTH AND EAST SYRIA — In a statement about the stopping of repair and environmental projects across North and East Syria, the Co-Chair of the Local Administration and Environment Authority in the Executive Council of the Democratic Autonomous Administration (DAA) of North and East Syria, Joseph Lahdo, declared that the municipalities budget for this year was ambitious, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the suspension of all planned projects. However, with the lifting of the curfew, work on public projects have recommenced.

“These budgets have been collected within three months. Since the end of the coronavirus curfew imposed by the DAA in North and East Syria in June, our projects and plans started again in all areas of the DAA, benefiting from the summer to complete as much repair work as possible,” said Lahdo. “Our projects include repairing damaged roads, paving the city’s streets, and repairing bridges and sewage systems, in addition to water and cleaning projects.”

Lahdo also stressed the effective role of municipalities during the curfew, stressing that they had been continuing their work in health and sterilization in cooperation with the Health Authority of the DAA.

Lahdo (Syriac Union Party) concluded by stating they were awaiting the disbursement of the third quarter budget to complete the current repair projects, noting that the repair of Al-Jarniyeh Road, which runs between Raqqa and Hasakah, has been added to the list of projects to be implemented.