Stabilization Facility for Libya finalizes the rehabilitation of three schools in Ubari

Dec 19, 2017

Students in their rehabilitated classroom at Althanwia School. Photo: ©UNDP

The Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL) has rehabilitated three schools in Ubari, South Libya, and handed them over to the Municipality.

During the ceremony, which took place yesterday in one of the rehabilitated centers, Althanwia School, the Acting Mayor of Ubari Municipality, Mr. Abou Baker Gansou stated:

“I would like to congratulate the residents of Ubari after the end of the rehabilitation of these schools and I call on all the people of Ubari to maintain and protect the facilities."

As a result of the armed conflict in 2014, the three schools, Al-Qurania, Almarkazeiha and Althanwia, were scarcely serviceable. SFL rehabilitated the buildings, closing cracks and holes, replacing doors and windows, and renovating damaged areas.

"I would like to thank all those who contributed to the reconstruction efforts in Ubari particularly the Government of National Accord, UNDP and the companies that implemented the project. It was completed in record time, despite all the challenges the implementing companies faced," added Mr. Gansou.

In addition to the rehabilitation of these schools, through the SFL the Government has delivered a prefab school to the municipality of Ubari, rehabilitated the Ubari General Hospital and the women’s center, and delivered two ambulances. The Facility is now working on the reconstruction of the public market.

Led by the Government of National Accord (GNA) and implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), the Facility is an immediate stabilization initiative which provides quick rehabilitation of critical infrastructure and delivery of equipment to support local authorities to improve its services to their citizens.

For more information, please contact:

Hilaria Espin, Hilaria.espin@undp.org 

IMG_9288During the handover ceremony, members of Ubari Municipality visited children studying in their rehabilitated classroom at Althanwia School. Photo: ©UNDP

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