UNIFIL-supported water filtration plant benefits locals

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11 Oct 2017

UNIFIL-supported water filtration plant benefits locals

UNIFIL peacekeepers and local officials jointly inaugurated a new water filtration plant, constructed with funding from Spanish peacekeepers, in Meiss Ej Jebel, south-eastern Lebanon, last week. 

The plant consists of a water filter system with the capacity of generating 30,000 litres of drinking water every day in addition to the installation of two 4,000-litre tanks. The water system will directly benefit about 5,000 residents of the area with clean drinking water.

In his speech at the opening ceremony, Mayor Abd El Menem Shukair expressed his gratitude to UNIFIL peacekeepers for the support. UNIFIL’s Sector East Civil-Military Cooperation Unit (CIMICU) Captain Angel Sanchez Gonzalez stressed on the good ties that connect the local residents and UNIFIL. He added that the project helps the residents of the town with a better drinking water facility and adequate resources for it.

In close coordination with local authorities, UNIFIL regularly provides assistance to the local population with training programmes, quick impact projects and humanitarian aid to contribute to the betterment of the local communities within UNIFIL’s area of operation in South Lebanon.