About 100 teams of utility service workers, who have heavy vehicles at their disposal, are engaged in the restoration and repairs in Eastern Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, a spokesperson for the local authorities told reporters.
“At present, we’re clearing the debris and cleaning up the main streets and roads linking the populated localities that make up the enclave,” he said. “For this purpose about a hundred teams of local utility services are engaged in the effort now. Each team has the necessary machinery assigned to it.”
Isa Mousa, a team leader said his team had 75 workers who were operating 15 trucks, eight tractors and five excavators. They were clearing an area of 3,000 sq. m to 4,000 sq. m daily.
Russian Defense Ministry said earlier the pullout of members of armed groupings from Douma, which is part of Easter Ghouta, finished on April 13. All in all, more than 21,000 militants and members of their families left the city, which went over to Syria’s legitimate government.