Business Standard

Syria starts rebuilding even as more destruction wreaked

Image

AP Homs
Syria's government has started its first organized reconstruction projects. However, it's a fraction of the massive task of rebuilding that it faces after seven years of war, airstrikes and barrel bombs left entire cities and infrastructure a landscape of rubble.

The government estimates that reconstruction will cost some $200 billion dollars and take 15 years. No one is offering much to help fund the process and destruction is still being wreaked in fierce new fighting.

For the past 10 days, government forces have been relentlessly bombarding eastern Ghouta, a collection of towns on Damascus' eastern edge in an all-out push to crush rebels there.

Hundreds have been killed and even more buildings have been blasted to rubble in a community already left a wasteland by years of siege.

Disclaimer: No Business Standard Journalist was involved in creation of this content

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Feb 26 2018 | 1:00 PM IST

Explore News