Water Resources Ministry and Oxfam discuss implementing joint work plan

Damascus, SANA- Minister of Water Resources Kamal al-Sheikha discussed on Wednesday with regional program manager for Oxfam Andy Baker and Oxfam representative in Damascus Dmitry Medlev the possibility of implementing a joint work plan to carry out planned projects during a specific timeframe, in addition to holding periodical meetings to overcome any obstacles that may hinder cooperation.

Al-Sheikha pointed out during the meeting that joint work will be executed using a new and dynamic mechanism to guarantee achieving the best results, affirming the Ministry’s readiness to cooperate with Oxfam to carry out plan according to priorities to ensure the speedy implementation of water and sanitation projects in different areas.

The Minister asserted the important role of Oxfam and its productive cooperation with the Syrian government to provide clean drinking water to each residential area in Syria.

For his part, Baker said the organization will continue expanding cooperation with the Syrian government to accomplish more projects and meet the growing requirements in this field, while Medlev pointed out the importance of cooperation and coordination with supportive organizations like the Syrian Arab Red Crescent and the UNICEF to execute joint projects.

Manar al-Frieh / Hazem Sabbagh

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