The Republic of Korea has contributed one million dollars (US$) to assist in speedy rehabilitation projects in Libya that will improve vital basic services to the citizens.
The donation is a valuable contribution to the Stabilization Facility for Libya (SFL), an initiative of the Libyan Government of National Accord delivered by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and supported by the International Community. The Facility aims to deliver quick improvements on the ground to the infrastructure, schools, hospitals and municipalities in Benghazi, Kikla and Obari.
Most recently, a fire engine was delivered to Kikla in western Libya. A dozen ambulances will be handed over to the municipalities of Benghazi, Kikla and Obari. Other upcoming deliveries include garbage collecting trucks, power generators, solar power installations for several hospitals and rehabilitating schools and municipal buildings. More than 700,000 inhabitants of the three cities will benefit of these projects.
“UNDP Libya is grateful to the people and government of the Republic of Korea and we are sure the donation will make a difference in the lives of the Libyan people,” said Country Director Noura Hamladji at the signing ceremony today.
The Republic of Korea’s ambassador to Libya, Kim Young-chae, said his country, along with the international community, understands the importance of alleviating the suffering of the Libyan people.
“We look forward to seeing the fruits of SFL on the ground and we are hopeful our donation can contribute to bringing peace to the Libyans who have been suffering. Each year, the Korean government contributes to the humanitarian projects in Libya since the 2011 revolution and will continue to work with the international community for this purpose,” Kim Young-chae said.
SFL, which kicked off in May 2016, aims to achieve quick recovery of vital sectors such as municipal functions, health and education that are necessary to the survival of whole communities.
In addition to Benghazi, Kikla and Obari, the Facility is expected to begin assessments of people’s needs in Sirte and Sebha, bringing the total of potential beneficiaries to over one million.