The Emirates Red Crescent Authority inaugurated the Al-Naq’a housing project in the Syrian governorate of Lattakia, which includes 47 “prefabricated” housing units, with the aim of sheltering a number of Syrian families who lost their homes as a result of the earthquake of February 6..
The authority, under the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, may God protect him, had announced last April the start of preparing 1,000 prefabricated housing units in 7 regions in Lattakia Governorate at a cost of 65 million dirhams, with the aim of sheltering Syrian families affected by the outbreak. The February 6 earthquake, which left dead and injured, and destroyed buildings.
Hammoud Al Junaibi, Acting Secretary General of the Emirates Red Crescent Authority, confirmed that the Al Naqaa housing project is an extension of the humanitarian and relief efforts undertaken by the UAE in the Syrian Arab Republic in general and Lattakia Governorate in particular, based on its sincere commitment towards all those affected by the repercussions of the earthquake and work to alleviate their suffering.
He pointed out that the selection of eligible families to receive the housing units in the project came according to principles and criteria that were developed in coordination between the Emirates Red Crescent and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent..
He said that the inauguration of the project coincides with the “International Humanitarian Day”, and on this occasion we affirm that the Emirates Red Crescent Authority is continuing to strengthen the UAE’s approach to reducing the repercussions of disasters and crises on the lives of brotherly and friendly peoples, and to contribute to supporting early recovery efforts in the affected areas. And work to return life to normal in those areas.
The residential units in the Naqaa residential project were constructed according to the best standards used in terms of quality of raw materials, ventilation of the dwelling, and reliance on solar energy to generate electricity. The dwelling consists of two bedrooms, a salon, a kitchen, and a bathroom, to accommodate a family of 6, in addition to its proximity to all services. educational, health and others.
For his part, Engineer Amer Ismail Hilal, Governor of Lattakia, praised the humanitarian and relief work carried out by the UAE in Syria since the first moments of the earthquake disaster in all service, health, educational and relief sectors, which had a great impact in alleviating the suffering of those affected and helping them to resume their normal lives..
He said that the inauguration of the Al Naqaa housing project through the Emirates Red Crescent will contribute to restoring family stability and reassurance for a number of families who lost their homes as a result of the earthquake, referring to the high technical specifications with which the project was implemented and the quality of services it provides to its beneficiaries..
He added that the Lattakia governorate worked during the last stage on preparing 7 sites distributed between the regions of Lattakia, Jableh and Astamu, with a total area of about 10 hectares, and equipping them with the infrastructure required to establish such housing in terms of sanitation, telephone networks, electricity and water with service headquarters..
In turn, Mohammed Khamis Al Kaabi, head of the Emirates Red Crescent team in Syria, confirmed that the inauguration of the Al Naqaa housing project comes within the framework of the UAE’s continuous humanitarian and relief efforts in support of the brothers in Syria during the early recovery phase, by providing foodstuffs, medical supplies and medicines on an ongoing basis and identifying the needs of the sectors. different, within several axes targeting psychological and social support to alleviate their suffering.
The inauguration of the project was witnessed by Abdul Hakim Al Nuaimi, Chargé d’Affaires of the UAE Embassy in Damascus, and a number of officials from the Emirates Red Crescent and the Syrian governorate of Lattakia..
It is worth noting that the UAE Embassy in Damascus recently witnessed the opening of the first coordination office for UAE foreign aid in the country’s missions abroad..
The office aims to support the brotherly Syrian people, coordinate the efforts of the UAE donors to ensure their effectiveness for the beneficiaries, and follow up on projects and programs in this regard..