Despite ISIS defeat in Raqqa City and countryside, life for Raqqawis continues to be beset by difficulties. Many of which stem from the fact that the vital establishments and service facilities had suffered immense destruction or damage, such as Jabar water station which is located on the west bank of the Euphrates river, 50 Km away from Raqqa city.
In the beginning of February 2018, the water unit in Tabqa signed a contract with Together for Jurniah organization to rehabilitate Jabar water station, and consequentially provide water to thousands of civilians and irrigate their lands.
Omar al-Khatib, one the project’s officials, told SY24, “The rehabilitation of Jabar water station includes repairing the control panels, and the electric engine by adding electric current PTO sensors, rebuilding and repairing the wall, in addition to other restoration works”.
Al-Khatib added, “Jabar is a weep well. It contains two vertical water pumps providing water to nearly 15 thousand people in Jabar Sharqi, Jabar Gharbi, al-Mahmouda town, Suwaidiyah Saghira, Hadaj, al-Karwan, Ain al-Ward, among other towns. Also, Jabar well provides water to irrigate more than 25 thousand trees, mainly olive trees”.
It’s worth noting that, many service projects have been launched and implemented in Raqqa city, including water and power station maintenance, and schools’ rehabilitation projects. Nonetheless, Raqqa is still in desperate need for large-scale reconstruction efforts.