By Nihal Zaroug.
Tripoli, 15 September 2013:
Children and youth in Benghazi have been clearing rubble at the Foreign Ministry building following the . . .[restrict]car bomb blast on 11 September.
The initiative lead by the “For you Benghazi, I take the initiative” civil society organisation, aims to remove debris and clean the surrounding area hit by the terror attack. New plants are being planted and palm trees burnt by the force of the blast, have been trimmed.
Imam Al-Riyani, head of the the organisation’s press office, told the Libyan News Agency LANA, that work had been made possible by many volunteers, and with equipment and help from the civil works authority in the city.
This is not the first time “For you Benghazi, I take the initiative” has organised such a campaign. Last December, it organised “A Cleaner Benghazi”, a cleaning and tree planting campaign, which also aimed to educate residents on waste management and the environmental benefits of reusing plastic bags. [/restrict]