UNDP Continues its Recovery Efforts in
In the framework of the socio-economic recovery of Beirut
Southern Suburb, the United Nations Development Programme
(UNDP) organized a field visit to burj Al Barajneh area to launch the opening of
In addition, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), represented by its Resident Representative Ms. Marta Ruedas, and the European Commissionís Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO), represented by Ms. Kathy Evans and Mr. Alain Robins with the presence of the head of municipalities and the local partners, launched the opening of: Moawad Street (320 meters) which included the rehabilitation of the infrastructure in order to enhance the services and to support the area economically; the Popular Vegetable Market in Hey El Selloum ; Al Husseinein Street in Haret Hreik which was severely damaged due to the July war 2006.
It should be noted that the United Nations Development Programme took the initiative to implement several early
recovery projects with the amount of 1.5 Million $US funded by different donors
such as the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA) and the European
Commissionís Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) and
These projects included rubble removal, rehabilitation of infrastructure (electricity poles, sewage system, rehabilitation of public premises, provision of machineries and equipments to help the municipalities perform the restoration and maintenance work.
It should also be noted that the European Commissionís Humanitarian Aid Department (ECHO) allocated 20 million Euros to emergency response, setting up programs for basic needs distribution and sanitary services, and humanitarian coordination for the internally displaced persons during the conflict.
In addition, 30 million Euros were also assigned to the rehabilitation phase encompassing shelter rehabilitation, water and sanitation, psycho-social support as well as livelihood projects targeting the most vulnerable members of the population. (UNDP)