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Local Government Reform and Development Programme - Phase II

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The upgrading of Khalet al-Maya village council to a municipality

The upgrading of Khalet al-Maya village council to a municipality

The Minister of Local Government Eng. Majdi Al-Saleh has approved the upgrading of Khalet al-Maya Village Council to a municipality. The approval came as a result of the successes and joint efforts of Enabel, through the Local Government Reform and Development Program (LGRDP II) - Area Resilience Development (ARD) Initiative and the Association of Netherlands Municipalities, with the support of the European Union.

The joint efforts aimed to:
- strengthen cooperation and integration between the six villages in marginalized areas and those in Area C and Area B,
- strengthen the resilience of citizens by improving service provision and the performance of local authorities,
- promote community and women's participation in the decision-making process.

"The transition to a municipality is an important achievement for Khalet al-Maya region. We thank all those who have contributed, participated, and supported this journey, especially our citizens in the six villages. They are the real capital and partners of change," said Majdi Al-Adra, Mayor of Khalet al-Maya.

Over the past three years, the partners have implemented a large number of activities and projects, aiming at establishing and enhancing the local council services provided to local citizens.

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