By Ayman Muftah.
Benghazi, 20 February 2017:
Benghazi saw two reopenings today in a sign of the continuing return to normality in the city.
The acting mayor of Benghazi, Ahmed Al-Oraibi accompanied by Dr Nader Guwairi, the health ministry’s undersecretary, cut the ribbon to re-open the Hawari Health Centre in the north of the district that was scene of much fighting last year.
Further north in the city, in Budzira, the iron and metal factory also reopened.
In Hawari, a large number of facilities still remain closed, not least Hawari Hospital, Benghazi’s third major medical facility. However, the reopening of the Hawari clinic on Khalij Al-Arabi Street is expected to help relieve the other two main hospitals, Jelaa and Benghazi Medical Centre. Still widely known as the 23 July Clinic, and providing a wide range of primary heath care including x-rays and ultrasound, dentistry, paediatrics, and other services, the clinic was considered one of the best in the city before it was forced to close.
The reopening of the metal factory is seen as a major economic boost to the city.