Residents of Jasim, Daraa, complain about poor-quality and expensive services

تحرير عبيدة النبواني | ترجمة نهى سالطي | تحرير الترجمة Vera Halvorsen 🕔 تم النشر بتاريخ : 3 ديسمبر، 2018 11:26:34 م خبر أعمال واقتصاد قوات النظام السوري

Daraa - SMART

Residents of the city of Jasim, 40 kilometers north of Daraa, Southern Syria, complain about the poor-quality and expensive basic services in the city.

The Jasim residents reported that they suffer from the lack of water, power, and landline services, forcing them to pay large amounts to bring the services to their homes. The income levels in Jasim are generally low.

The residents added that the average family needs three to four water tanks a month, and one tank costs 2,500 Syrian pounds ($5).

The city no longer gets water from the al-Sha'ari area in southern Daraa, and the Syrian government wells no longer have the power to operate, according to the residents.

The residents also said that there has been no electricity in the city since clashes near the National Hospital in 2014. The clashes destroyed the power station and damaged the grid, according to the residents.

The residents depend on solar panels to generate electricity, but the panels and batteries are expensive and there is less daylight during winter, decreasing the efficiency of the solar panels.

The residents added that the average monthly income in Jasim is about 30 thousand SYP ($58). Before the Syrian government forces seized the area, most of its residents depended on aid, including financial aid to widows and orphans.

The prices of basic goods increased by 25 percent in the city of Daraa in the last two months, coinciding with an increase in the dollar exchange rate against the SYP.

Earlier, food in the markets of Daraa, which was recently seized by the Syrian government forces, increased due to the lack of regulations and traders' monopolization. Fuel prices also doubled in several parts of the Daraa governorate.

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