Libya Preparing for International Conference on Derna Reconstruction

Libya Preparing for International Conference on Derna Reconstruction
Libya Preparing for International Conference on Derna Reconstruction

In a concerted endeavour to initiate the restoration of Derna and its afflicted locales, the High Preparatory Committee of the International Conference for the Reconstruction of Derna convened on Saturday.

The session unfolded in the heart of Derna, and was graced by a diverse array of stakeholders, including numerous members from the High Preparatory Committee, the Scientific Engineering Committee, the Deputy Minister of Local Governance, mayors from the impacted municipalities, and a cadre of respected elders and dignitaries from Derna.

During the session, numerous ideas, propositions, and conceptualizations regarding the reconstruction of Derna and similarly impacted locales were explored. A uniform, unequivocal objective underscored all deliberations: ensuring that the reconstruction adheres to the zenith of safety and security protocols, for all afflicted areas.

In the aftermath of the devastating floods that decimated entire neighbourhoods in eastern Libya, regional authorities have announced plans for an international conference focused on reconstruction.

Last week, the Libyan Parliament-designated Prime Minister, Osama Hammad provided a comprehensive brief on the government’s preparedness and its strategy for reconstructing the city of Derna, and areas adversely affected by the deadly storm Daniel.

This came during a meeting with the Speaker of the Parliament, Ageela Saleh. The meeting was also attended by the Chairman of the Benghazi-based Reconstruction and Stabilization Committee.

Hammad also provided the extensive endeavours his government took towards managing the catastrophe in Derna, and exhaustive details on the support extended by the executive branches to all impacted zones. As well as introducing a comprehensive development plan for every municipality. He has pledged compensation for the affected residents and revealed that the government has earmarked emergency funds for all the storm-struck municipalities.