Reconstruction in Syria: New school opened in Deir ez-Zor


Almost three years after the terrorists left, the reconstruction work in the eastern Syrian province of Deir ez-Zor is still in full swing. A new school has recently opened in Hatlah. Sputnik reports from the war-torn region.

Before the war started in 2011, there were almost 1,500 schools in Deir ez-Zor. After the province’s liberation from the terrorist militia “Islamic State” (IS) * in 2017, there were only around 300 left. The Syrian government adopted a special program to finance the reconstruction of educational institutions in Deir ez-Zor. Last year, more than 120,000 children went to school there.

Now a general school in Hatlah opened its doors.

When the gunmen came here seven years ago, they destroyed the entire infrastructure, principal Salah Ad Din Jocha told journalists.

“The Syrian army has liberated our place. The government and our Russian friends are helping us to rebuild everything that has been destroyed, including schools, so that children can learn again. I thank the Russian people and your President for the help. ”

The parents are now waiting for a kindergarten to open. “Everything is wonderful. But we still want a children’s playground, ”said resident Sejna.

All schools in Deir ez-Zor are to be rebuilt this year, which should encourage further refugees to return home. As a result of the Salhiyah crossing alone, more than 50,000 refugees, almost half of whom are children, have already returned to Deir ez-Zor, although not all of the buildings in the region have been cleared of mines yet. Almost 20,000 people had left the Rukban refugee camp controlled by the US-led coalition.

According to the Russian Center for Reconciliation of the Parties to the Conflict, a total of 945 war-torn educational institutions and 232 hospitals have been restored in Syria, and five car bridges and 1129 kilometers of roads have been repaired. In addition, more than 1000 kilometers of power lines were built and 14,446 industrial plants, 194 water supply systems, 303 bakeries and 773 power plants were put into operation.

In the provinces of Aleppo, Damascus, Deir ez-Zor, Latakia, Hama, Homs, Daraa, as-Suwaida, Quneitra and Rakka, 2,752 residential buildings, 226 schools, 169 kindergartens and 237 hospitals, 197 bakeries, 200 power plants, 275 water systems and 93 cult sites repaired.

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* Terrorist organization, banned in Germany and Russia.


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