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Administrative Control Authority follows up reconstruction of Benghazi

Abdel Salam al-Hasi, head of al-Baydaa-based Administrative Control Authority, met with Ali al-Habri, governor of the parallel Central Bank of Libya and member of the Benghazi Stability Committee, to follow up the committee’s works in the past period.

The Thursday meeting touched on some irregularities observed by the Authority in the activities of the Benghazi Stability Committee, which supervises the financing of targeted development projects in the city.

Hasi stressed the importance of studying all financial files and contracts signed by the government, asserting at the same time that the work of the Committee must follow the Libyan laws.

For his part, Habri briefed the committee’s expenditures, which amounted to LYD 155 million out of the target for this year of LYD 200 million allocated by the interim government for reconstruction projects in Benghazi. The reconstruction of the city is estimated to cost LYD 1.7 billion over four years.

Habri also noted that the interim government is contracting over new 5,000 housing units for the city’s residents whose houses were destroyed during the war.

Benghazi, Libya’s second largest city, has been severely damaged due to more than three years of clashes between the Libyan National Army and terrorist groups, which ended by the army taking over the city and expelling the terrorist groups last year.

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