Head of the Syrian Interim Government (SIG) Jawad Abu Hatab and a number of ministers visited the liberated areas in northern rural Aleppo to follow up on the reality of the situation regarding education, health and other services SIG is providing to the civilian population in those areas.
Abu Hatab visited the towns of Albab, Marea, Qabbasin, and Baza’a where he met with representatives of the Kurdish Tribal Council which represents about 52 villages.
Abu Hatab and educational officials in Qabbasin discussed education in the town and the challenges facing it, most notably the long interruption as students have not attended school for the past three years due to the massive damage to educational facilities caused by the bombardment by the Assad regime. The education officials presented their plan for action for the upcoming academic years during the meeting.
Abu Hatab opened a public bakery in the war-torn town of Albab with a production capacity of 16 tons covering around 70 percent of the town’s needs for bread.
Abu Hatab met with the local council in the town of Marea to follow up on basic services in the town and a project to restore and pave roads. Abu Hatab and representatives of farmers in the town agreed that SIG will help in the marketing of the crops of potato, wheat, and some other crops.
During a meeting with representatives of the Kurdish Tribal Council, Abu Hatab stressed that all the Free Syrian Army groups are keen on ensuring the safety and security of all residents in the liberated areas. It was agreed that a committee will be formed to discuss with SIG’s head and the local councils the possibility of incorporating representatives of the Kurdish community into the local councils in their areas so that they play a role in the provision of services to the population.
(Source: Syrian Coalition’s Media Department / 09.06.2017)