In Syria, 14,000 schools are ready to admit pupils on September 1, the head of Russia’s National Defense Center, Colonel-General Mikhail Mizintsev, said on Thursday.
“By September 1, 14,000 schools have been prepared for admission of pupils,” he said at a meeting of the interdepartmental coordination headquarters of Russia and Syria, which is devoted to the issue of the return of refugees.
According to Mizintsev, more than 1,22 million internal settlers have returned to their homes in Syria, while since the beginning of the year, their number has exceeded 141,000 people.
“Thanks to the measures taken, more than 238,500 people have already returned to Syria from the territory of foreign countries, more than 9,500 citizens returned in July and August alone, with some 9,000 Syrians returned from Lebanon”, he added.
Mizintsev has announced that 93 medical and 226 educational institutions have been restored in Syria, 335 kilometers of roads have been repaired, 261 kilometers of power lines have been laid. In addition, 88 power substations, 74 water supply facilities, two oil wells and two fuel and energy complexes have also been put into operation.