Iran will assist in the reconstruction of southern Lebanon delivering 25 million dollars to a Hezbollah-linked group active in the area ravaged in last year's war with Israel.
An Iranian envoy in Beirut, Hossein Khoshnevis, on Sunday handed over a cheque made out to the amount to Nabil Al Jaser, who heads the Council for the Reconstruction of Lebanon, a body set up by Hezbollah in the aftermath of the six-week long conflict with Israel.
Khoshnevis also announced that 43 of the 63 villages Iran has pledge to help rebuild have been completed.
The envoy also said that some 149 schools, 150 mosques, and 25 medical aid centres damaged in the fighting have been refurbished.
Also over the last year Iranian funds helped remove explosive mines from some 10,000 square kilometres of land in southern Lebanon, Khoshnevis added as well as repair work to 5,338 kilometres of road and the reconstruction of 12 bridges bombed by Israeli war planes.
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