The Minister of Local Governing and Chairman of the Central Committee for Monitoring the Phenomenon of Rising Groundwater Levels in Zliten, Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi, confirmed that the government’s plan to deal with this issue "follows three paths"

Al-Toumi said, according to Government's Hakomitna media platform, that the plan is based first on intensifying efforts to withdraw water, backfill, combat insects, provide alternative housing for affected citizens, and provide bottled drinking water.

"Secondly, implementing a horizontal dewatering network to reduce water levels to mitigate the resulting damage to infrastructure, health, and the environment. Thirdly, we need to study this phenomenon, searching for its causes, and developing a radical and sustainable solution to it through the use of local and international expertise." Al-Toumi said. 

These remarks came during Al-Toumi’s visit to Ain Kaam area and the affected areas in the municipality of Zliten to review the ongoing work of cleaning, filling and withdrawing water.

On the sidelines of the visit, an expanded meeting was held in the presence of the Head of High Council of State, Mohammed Takala, the Director of the National Center for Disease Control, Haider Al-Sayeh, the mayor and members of the Zliten Municipal Council, and dignitaries and elders of the municipality, to discuss the latest developments in the crisis, and the procedures and measures taken to resolve it.

Al-Sayeh confirmed that the epidemiological situation in the region is stable, and that the analysis conducted on insects in the region were sound and didn't contain any harmful microbes, calling for avoiding the exaggeration of the crisis and obtaining news from reliable and official sources to avoid spreading panic and fear among the people.