Govt urged to breathe new life into old, deserted villages

CMC members wanted to revive the old deserted villages on the outskirts of the country.

The old, deserted villages should be revived by assigning necessary funds and the original inhabitants or their descendants attracted to come back and reside at these locations, the Central Municipal Council (CMC) suggested yesterday.

CMC member Dr Mohamed al-Mislimani raised the issue at the bi-weekly regular session. He suggested that the country should allocate a special budget to bring life back to deserted areas such as Al-Gharyah, Al-Meshrib, Zekrit and Umm Swayah and other villages scattered at various locations in the outskirts of the country.

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