TARTOUS, (SANA) – Prime Minister Dr. Wael al-Halqi on Sunday inaugurated a number of development, housing, education and health projects in Tartous province with an overall cost of SYP 3 billion, and inspected work in a number of services projects.
The Prime Minister inaugurated a workers housing projects in the town of Hsein al-Baher, which has an overall cost of SYP 2.2 billion, providing 918 apartments, 559 of them are already finished.
Al-Halqi inaugurated a complex for high school education in Tartous city, costing SYP 135 and built over 13,000 square meters, with 83 study halls along with administrative facilities and labs.
He also inaugurated a sewage treatment center in the village of Khirbet al-Meza with a cost of SYP 50 million, serving around 10,000 people.
Al-Halqi inaugurated Martyr Mazen Ibrahim Hospital in the town of Sheikh Badr, with a cost of SYP 600 million. The hospital has a capacity of 60 beds and an area of 10,500 square meters, and it contains ER rooms, operation rooms, radiology, labs, clinics, ICUs, an artificial kidney department, a pediatrics department, and more.
The Prime Minister then toured al-Bassel Hospital in Tartous, inspecting the services, checking up on the patients, and touring the cardiac surgery center.
In statements during the inaugurations, al-Halqi underlined the importance of the housing sector in providing stability to citizens, adding that the new hospital in Sheikh Badr will reduce the burdens of al-Bassel Hospital in Tartous.
The Prime Minister visited the tomb of freedom fighter Shiekh Saleh al-Ali, then toured the museum dedicated to Saleh al-Ali.
He also visited the Social Affairs and Labor center for housing displaced families affected by terrorism, checking up on the families in it and inspecting the services provided to them, noting that Tartous province received many families displaced by terrorism and provided all possible help to them until the Syrian Arab Army finishes eliminating terrorists so that the displaced can return to their homes.
Al-Halqi: Armed Forces Confronting Terrorism, Government Providing Citizens' Needs
Premier al-Halqi said that the government is providing all the needs for its citizens despite the current situation and the economic sanctions imposed on the country.
Heading a meeting at the General Establishment for Tartous Port in Tartous province, al-Halqi stressed that the Armed Forces are pursuing the terrorists and are resolved on fighting terrorism and restoring security and stability to the homeland.
He added that the fight with terrorism is in its final stage, noting that "Syria is open-minded on all initiatives that aim at stopping violence and supporting national reconciliation."
Premier al-Halqi also met with popular, economic, industrial and commercial bodies in the province and listened to their suggestions and demands, stressing that the government is keen on meeting the demands of all the citizens.