Libya's Minister of Local Government, Badraldin Al-Toumi on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding with the Spanish Remar organization to establish a village hospital in the flood-affected cities.
Under the agreement, the Spanish NGO, specialized in relief and development programs, will set up and operate a village hospital in municipalities affected by floods and torrents, in cooperation with Libya's Ministry of Health and the local authorities.
The ministry said the initiative is part of the government's efforts to enhance cooperation programs with Libya’s partners, in the wake of the flood crisis.
The memorandum primarily targets health and local development projects, including providing medical equipment and training local medical and paramedical personnel.
The project was signed under the supervision of the Libyan Embassy in Spain and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the embassy, the Spanish side will assume the expenses related to the project, expressing its appreciation to the Oil Investments Company for providing logistical support and to the Libyan-Spanish Cultural Center for its cooperation in making the project a success.
The project is expected to be completed within one year, after which the hospital will be handed over to the local authorities in Al-Bayda and Derna, along with all equipment, operation, and medical elements.