Construction on Zliten City for its rehabilitation has not begun and is unlikely to take place any time soon due to the second civil war that began in 2014 until 2020. The civil war has put a halt to several developmental projects and this is among them. It is unclear whether it will be undertaken in the future.
Reported in June 2014
Zliten City to witness US$540m rehabilitation
Residents of Zliten city are set to benefit from a massive infrastructural project aimed at rebuilding and restoring the infrastructural facilities destroyed during the 2011 Libyan civil war.
This is after gigantic Indian engineering company Punj Lloyd signed a half-billion dollar contract for large-scale infrastructure construction in Zliten with the Libyan government. The infrastructure project which is essentially a makeover of the entire area of Zliten city is set to cost the government US$540m and is scheduled to end after four years.
The treaty will cover in excess of 2,400 hectares and shall include the design and construction of the storm and sewer network, water network, telecommunication, power distribution, and natural gas networks. Besides the corporation will also be constructing street lighting and landscaping and green areas adjacent to the roadways.
This pact comes amid some confusion in government, with several Libyan Ministers lately leaving office under pressure and continuing strains between the central government in Libya and the country’s historical sections.
During the 2011 Libyan civil war, Zliten was contested between forces loyal to Gaddafi, and opposition fighters who were trying to seize the strategically located city to allow them to advance to the capital, Tripoli.