The Gulf Cooperation Councils Program to Rebuild Gaza has announced the completion of 19 projects with cost of 42 million US$ , that covered the first and the second batches for which was allocated the sum of 80 million US$.
The 19 completed projects or ( with some almost completed) represent 52% of the allocated budget for the 1st, and 2nd batches, were conducted in coordination with The Islamic Bank of Development of Jeddah.
The total value of the Gulf cooperationís program to rebuild Gaza is estimated at 227.2 million US$ distributed in four batches covering all sectors of ( housing, education, agriculture, health, municipalities and public works, water and drainage, industry, electricity, social and human development ).
The field coordinator of the program, engineer Rifaat Diyab said that works are going on very well as being planned, noting that the achieved projects included the first batch that covered sectors of housing, education, agriculture, municipalities and public works, water and drainage.
He explained that the accomplished percentage in the housing sector of the first batch has reached 100% , according to date of the executing party, and it included the completion of rebuilding 101 housing units, and the restoration of 853 other units.
Meanwhile, the accomplished percentage in the projects of the second batch has reached 92%, and that included rebuilding 123 housing units, and restoring 382 other units.
As for the education sector, the accomplished percentage in the first batch, has reached 95% and it included the restoration of 80 schools in Gaza Strip, while the accomplished percentage of the second batch that included the restoration of damaged universities, in addition to four training centers for teachers, has reached 50%.
Eng.Diab added that the accomplishment percentage in the first batch of health projects reached 85%, and it included the restoration and equipping of the intensive care departments of Gaza hospitals, and the restoration of three hospitals.
The accomplishment percentage of 25% covered the second batch that included completing the building of specialized surgeries at Al-Shiffa medical complex, buying medical supplies and spare parts of cardiac endoscopy system, and elevators.
Diyab also affirmed the completion of the first batch of agriculture projects that included the reclamation of agricultural lands to the benefit of 1114 beneficiaries, and providing cows and sheep for 1347 farmers.
He stated that the accomplishment percentage in projects of the second batch reached 80%, and it included supporting the farmers and the fishery sector, in addition to building and erecting 20 agricultural wells and planting 800 acres with citrus, fruit, and olive trees.
Eng.Diyab explained that the projects of the first batch in the sector of municipalities and public works were all completed and they included the restoration of roads and streets in various parts of Gaza Strip, beside the coastal street of 6 km length.
He added that in the water and drainage sector, the first batch was completed and it included the restoration of pumping and desalination stations and purchasing fuel and necessary material for the operation of water facilities.
Eng. Diyab also talked about the industry sector noting that they bought equipment for about sixty industrial units that were destroyed during the Israeli war on Gaza, noting that the accomplishment percentage in this sector reached 80%.