The Libyan Prime Minister Abdul Hamid Dbeibah discussed with the central committee headed by the Minister of Local Government, Badr Al-Deen Al-Toumi, the immediate, medium and long-term plan proposals to solve the problem of the high groundwater level in Zliten, in addition to the proposal for cooperation with the international consulting office.

Director of the Housing and Utilities Projects Implementation Agency, Mahmoud Ajaj, said at the meeting that the international consulting office will visit Zliten next Friday to begin its work with the team of experts in cooperation with the municipal council.

Dbeibah stressed the need to follow up on the conditions of affected citizens and give them priority, in addition to adopting the plan presented by the team of local experts, and the Housing and Utilities Project Implementation Agency’s follow-up on the work of the British Consulting Office team, as well as the need for the committee assigned by the government to monitor the city’s conditions on a daily basis.

The meeting was attended by the Head of the Audit Bureau, the Mayor of Zliten, the Director of the National Center for Disease Control, the Chairman of the Management Committee of the General Water and Sanitation Company, and the team of experts assigned by the Housing and Utilities Projects Implementation Agency.

Environment Minister Ibrahim Al-Araby confirmed during an inspection visit to the municipality of Zliten that the government will work with all its capabilities to confront the environmental phenomenon resulting from the rise in groundwater levels. He also highlighted the obstacles facing citizens in the municipality.

The Ambulance and Emergency Service announced that it had raised the maximum level of readiness in its coastal branches extending from Tripoli to Misrata and Bani Walid to support the emergency team in Zliten, confirming the formation of a special emergency operations room in the city of Zliten that would operate 24/7 throughout the crisis.