The Municipal Council of Souq Al-Khamis Musayhel has started the process of cleaning the stream and facilities of Wadi Majineen, which has a capacity that is estimated at 57 million cubic meters of water.
The Mayor Al-Fitouri Shalfeet told the Libyan News Agency that the process included the manual breather for the valley’s water, which had been working well, as well as the electric one, which needed some maintenance.
The company in charge of the operations began work to address the encroachments on the valley stream and the entire area of the valley: 400 hectares.
Shalfeet confirmed that the cleaning process came after the meeting held by the mayors of the municipalities of Greater Tripoli in the presence of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Local Governing and the field visits made by him and the mayors to the targeted sites.
It is noteworthy that after the disaster that befell the city of Derna, as a result of Storm Daniel, and the collapse of two dams there, concerns about other dams in the country became alarming for many Libyans, especially since some of them were subject to neglect and lack of maintenance.
There are 16 dams in Libya in different cities in the east and west of the country, and most of them have been subjected to vandalism, neglect, and the theft of pumps since 2011. The largest and most dangerous of them is the Wadi Majineen Dam in the west of Libya and the Jaza Dam near Benghazi in the east.