Eighty-five percent of those who applied for compensation for rain damages will receive the amounts, it was revealed. The Ministry of Works, Municipal Affairs and Urban Planning said that 25pc of the applicants have already been compensated.
According to the official statistics, 125 complaints were attended to in recent months. The Works Ministry stated that the well-being of citizens is of the utmost importance to the government.“The market value of furniture, vehicles, etc was evaluated before compensation was provided.”
The ministry stated that a specialised team is dealing with complaints and evaluating the situation. The task forces were formed in every governorate, highly prepared to deal with the undesired outcomes of rainfall. In a press statement in November, the Minister of Works, Municipalities Affairs and Urban Planning, Essam Khalaf announced that the task forces were a success, judging from their effectiveness after the first spell of showers. He said that the teams in each governorate were able to deal with removing rainwater stagnation quickly, avoiding any water-logging issues.