The SRTF Management Committee Approves New Interventions in Raqqa Governorate Worth EUR 6.3 Million

Frankfurt – Thursday, 20 June 2019 - The Syria Recovery Trust Fund (SRTF) ended two-day meetings of its governing bodies, the Management Committee (MC) and Steering Board (SB) in Frankfurt today with the MC approval of a number of projects of which two are in Raqqa governorate worth approximately EUR 6.3 million.

 

The first approved intervention: “Mechanization and Training Centers for Agricultural Equipment in Raqqa – Phase I” addresses capacity building of farmers of the seven cooperatives providing them with important technical skills in agricultural machinery operation and maintenance, and in mechanization field services. Up to 200 trainees, who will be recruited for training, are expected to benefit from the technical training and at least 3.000 farmers will reap the benefits of the organized and effective planning in agricultural mechanization provided through the training services. It comes at a total budget of EUR 2.6 million.

 

The MC also approved Phase II of :“Home Gardens, Backyard Poultry Kits, and Custom Home Repairs for Urban Households” in Raqqa. The project will build on the success of Phase I focusing on the restoration of dignified living conditions in private homes and increase access to diversified food items through the Home Garden activity. Additionally, this project will support the restoration of livelihood opportunities for vulnerable households through their contribution to rehabilitating community assets. At a total cost of about EUR 3.7 million, the project is expected to directly benefit up to 24,000 family members living in 4,000 households which will be targeted across project areas.

 

Director General, Eng. Hani Khabbaz commented on this update and said: “The SRTF’s stabilization projects are transforming lives of Syrians in liberated areas from Daesh,  and the newly approved projects are a testament to our commitment to restoring stability and the livelihoods in those areas.”

 

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