Translated by : Aziz Emmanule
The village of Banasor was built
on the site of an older village with the same name. It is a totally new village
built through support and instructions from Mr. Sarkis Aghajan. The village lies
on the left side of the access road leading to the village of Nuhawa. It is
pierced by a water stream which is lined with reinforced concrete used to water
the areas it passes by.
The construction of the village
started on 26th September 2006 by building (20) houses for displaced
Christian families from Mosul and Baghdad to the District of Aqra, by the
Higher Committee for Christian Affairs in Duhok. The first milestone was
completed in 20/2 / 2007 whereby the Christian families covered by tranche moved
into the village.
In 1/9/2008 work started on
building another (30) houses which were completed in 20/1/ 2009 and also
inhabited by the families.
To secure the need of the village
for drinking water and other uses, a water well was dug on the opposite side of
the road. A big school of (6) class rooms, administration rooms and other
premises, was built for teaching various grades.
Simultaneously, and on the
opposite side of the road, another (15) houses were built for the inhabitants
of the old Nuhawa village who wish for their village to be called New Nuhawa to
differentiate it from the old Nuhawa where (10) Christian families still live
along with a larger number of Kurdish families.
The Higher Committee for
Christian Affairs in Duhok also built a church in the village on an area of
2,522 sq.m. The nave of the church is 2, 250 sq.m. with a capacity of 150-160
worshippers. The building includes some other necessary annexes along with a
backyard and external wall.
The committee also supplied the
village with a power supply electric generator and linked it to the national