President of the Syrian Opposition Coalition (SOC), Salem Al-Meslet, visited the local council in the town of Azaz in rural Aleppo to learn about the council’s work and the difficulties it faces while providing services to the population.
Al-Meslet was accompanied by SOC’s members Muhammad Yassin, Ibrahim Derbala, Asaad Allito, and Atef Zureik. The delegation met the head of the local council, Muhammad Hamdan, and heads of offices in the council.
Al-Meslet talked about the importance of the services that the local council provides to the people in the region. He also touched on the issue of education, stressing the need for improvement in this area and for coordination between local councils and the Syrian Interim Government (SIG).
He pointed out that all decisions should be centralized by SIG and its ministers, stressing that the coordination between the local councils and the SOC and its executive arms will benefit the people and improve the services.
For their part, the heads of the offices talked about the major problems and difficulties facing their work, most notably in the area of education. They pointed to the need for a laboratory to analyze medicines in the region, as there is only one laboratory in the Idlib region, which is unable to cover the needs in the liberated areas.
The local council briefed Al-Meslet and his accompanying delegation on the zoning plan in Azaz, stressing the need for solutions to the problems facing the plan and the urgent need for an effective zoning plan to organize the urban landscape in the town.
(Source: SOC’s media department)