Turkey – Sunday January 9, 2022 – The SRTF announced the completion and closure of its project: “Removal of rubble in eight communities of the governorate of Aleppo, phase 1”. The project aimed to provide the technical support and equipment needed to remove rubble piles from public spaces, residential complexes, main streets and secondary roads in eight targeted areas. However, and based on a technical planning assessment conducted by an independent contractor, the project targeted four sites in Aleppo for a total budget of EUR 802,996. A surplus of EUR 2,706 of the initially allocated budget was returned to the programmable funds of the SRTF.
The project responded to urgent needs for improving public health and living conditions through its two main objectives; removing debris accumulated in residential areas that had become home to rodents and insects causing the spread of disease, especially in some areas where the deposited rubble was used as dumping grounds; it also aimed to remove rubble from streets and public places, thus allowing residents to use these streets safely and become accessible in community areas.
The project was 120% successful in road rehabilitation activities with 6 roads cleared of rubble and debris. About 86% of beneficiaries mentioned that the condition of the roads had improved compared to a year ago and that traveling on the rehabilitated roads was easier than a year ago. In addition, cleared lots (50 lots with a total volume of 115,190 m3) were cleared as part of this project in various sectors such as residential areas, hospitals and schools with 100% success.
In terms of impact, the project benefited 182,000 beneficiaries in 42 towns / villages. Indirectly, 300,000 beneficiaries will benefit from debris cleaning activities in 170 towns / villages in northern Aleppo. In interviews conducted by IMA with beneficiaries, interviewees confirmed that the project had a direct impact on disease reduction, facilitating the movement of people and children (i.e. students) in Particularly during the winter season, he also rehabilitated agricultural roads, reclaiming transport routes, and contributed to the prosperity of the city and the improvement of industrial activity.
A female beneficiary attested: âBefore the implementation of the project, debris and garbage surrounded the hospital, now that everything has been completely removed, the situation is healthy, and the image of the city and the hospital is beautiful.
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Removal of rubble in eight communities in Aleppo governorate – Phase I
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