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13 new schools opened in liberated areas in Syria's Idlib countryside

IDLIB, (ST)_As the new academic year has started in Syria, thirteen new schools  have  reopened after being rehabilitated in the areas liberated by Syrian army in Idleb countryside to contain all pupils in the region.
According to the Syrian News Agency (SANA), the new schools are located in Khan Shekhoun, Maarret al-No'aman and Saraqeb areas and the total number of schools in the liberated areas in Idlib has reached 63.

107 Electricity transmission centers are rehabilitated in Aleppo

ALEPPO, (ST)_ The General Electricity Company in Aleppo city has rehabilitated and repaired 107 transmission centers that were damaged during the war of terror on the city.
The company's director said that electricity will reach more than 7 liberated districts in Aleppo city, referring to the fact that maintenance teams are working now in the vicinity of the city and in Aleppo countryside to provide the people, who return to their homes, with electricity.

Completion of restoration of the ancient Al-Khabiya market in old city of Aleppo

In cooperation with the United Nations Development Program, the Municipality of Aleppo completed the restoration work of the ancient Al-Khabiya market and repaired the damage caused as a result of terrorism. The market  includes 106 shops of sweets, foodstuffs, vegetables, stationery, school bags and shoes.

Eng. Ahmed Al-Shehabi, Director of the Old City of Aleppo, said in a statement to SANA reporter that the restoration work comes as part of Aleppo Municipality’s  plan to restore and rehabilitate Aleppo’s old markets. Aleppo Municipality began with the restoration of Al-Khabiya archaeological market, which is one of Aleppo’s most important ancient markets, taking into consideration the preservation of the market’s archaeological character.

Al-Shihabi pointed to the continuation of the implementation of the plans of the Old City of Aleppo to rehabilitate the markets with the aim of returning commercial activity to them.

Maintenance teams start fixing damage caused to Arab gas pipeline due to terrorist attack

DAMASCUS, COUNTRYSIDE, (ST)- Maintenance teams have started restoration works in the Arab gas pipeline in the area between Adra and al-Dmeir towns in Damascus countryside that exploded at dawn today as a result of a terrorist attack. 

Earlier on Monday, firefighters and civil defense teams managed to extinguish the fire that broke out in the entire pipeline after the terrorist attack. 

 Minister of Oil and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem said that the technical teams checked the pipeline to repair the damaged parts, stressing that power generating stations will be supplied with gas within the coming hours and that the situation will return to normal.

Restoration work for the western section of Al Zahrawi Palace starts in Homs

The Department of Antiquities in Homs has begun a project to restore and rehabilitate the western section of Al-Zahrawi Palace in the Old City, which will be dedicated to the Museum of Folklore.

Engineer Hussam Hamish, head of the Antiquities Department in Homs, stated to SANA that the project, which amounts to SYP 20 million, includes restoring the walls and ceilings and reinforcing the main hall separating the western and eastern sections of the palace, re-installing the doors and windows according to the photos and plans kept by the department to preserve the archaeological and historical aesthetic of the palace.

Hamish pointed out that the palace was looted, vandalized and burned by armed terrorist groups that were stationed in the old city, adding that the current restoration and rehabilitation project is the second for the palace, as the first project, which was implemented in 2014, included restoring the domes and reinforcing all parts that were about to fall.

Hamish clarified  that Al-Zahrawi Palace is one of the important archaeological palaces in the city of Homs, which dates back to the Mamluki period, noting that, in Homs, there is also the palace of Moufeed Al-Amin, which dates back to the same historical period, and Farkouh Palace, which is one of the private archaeological buildings .

It is worth noting that the project to restore and rehabilitate the western section of Al Zahrawi Palace, which is located on an area of 350 meters, will last for three months.

Amal Farhat