The Islamic Bank of Development, as administrator of the Gulf Cooperation Council(GCC) program for rebuilding Gaza, has recently signed a group of agreements ,valued at $64.68 million within the fourth allocation, to support the sectors of health, agriculture, and waters in besieged Gaza Strip.
The director of the GCC portfolio , engineer Ahmad Samour said that these agreements that were recently concluded would contribute in developing the capabilities of the health, education, municipalities, housing, agriculture, in addition to water and sanitation sectors in the coastal enclave.
Eng. Samour stated that these projects include the construction of two medicine warehouses, with total area of 2000 sm, and building the headquarter for the engineering and maintenance of Gaza health ministry by Human Appeal International (HAI) of UAE, in addition to completing the building C at Nasser Hospital, in Khan Younis by The Islamic Relief.
A series of agreements were also concluded in the education field that included importing laboratory equipment, by HAI, for the university laboratories that were damaged through the war, and a project to equip 100 computer labs in various schools of Gaza, financed by the Islamic Relief, in addition to a project of a new school, and equipping 4 others through support of UNRWA.
As for the municipalities and public works, Samour explained that some agreement were signed to rebuild the destroyed municipalities in Jabbaliyah, and constructing a slaughterhouse northern of Gaza by HAI, in addition to maintenance of some roads in Rafah and Nssairat by UNDP.
Eng. Samour also explained that a number of projects were approved for the housing sector and included rebuilding 400 residential units that were destroyed by the Israeli war, noting that the allocations for these projects reached $ 26 million.
He added that the agreements also covered rebuilding 120 residential units by Al-Rahma International Charity, and rebuilding 100 units by The Palestinian Council of Housing (PCH).
He pointed that another agreement was signed to construct water reservoirs and pumping stations, in addition to rehabilitating and developing a desalination station in Deir Al-Balah, and constructing a sewage pumping station (no.11) in Gaza financed by The Qatari Red Crescent.
Eng. Samour concluded by saying that the agriculture sector included the construction of two veterinary clinics ( a building of two floors, with area of 350 m for each, in Gaza, and Khan Younis), in addition to a project for economic empowerment in the agriculture field and rehabilitating the livestock production sector.