African delegates admire "700-House Project" in Sirte

Sirte- Libya (PANA) -- Delegates attending the African Union (AU) meetings are admiring the "700-House project" in Sirte, Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Kadhafi's home city.
The houses are one of the major projects being executed by Libyan authorities across the country's cities and localities to boost socio-economic development.
It has dominated discussions by visiting journalists and other foreign delegates in Sirte, while African Union (AU) Secretariat staff and other guests accommodated in the houses have not hidden their amazement at and admiration for the project.
Engineer Salah Abou Ghrara, chairman of the committee supervising the project, told PANA the 700 houses were built taking into account the climatic conditions of the area.
Each complex has a road network and other necessary infrastructure such as water, electricity, sanitation and telephone systems and enough green spaces.
The first set of houses under the project, was used to accommodate guests when Libya hosted the AU proclamation summit in September 1999.
According to informed sources the 700 houses would later be distributed among Libyan citizens, like previous projects in the country.
Houses are allocated to citizens taking into account the social and economic conditions of the beneficiaries.
While State offers houses free to low-income people deductions are are made over 25 years from the salaries of other categories of beneficiaries.

03 july 2005 20:49:00

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