Qatar Charity's office in Ramallah and the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) signed a co-operation agreement to implement three projects for the maintenance and rehabilitation of sewage pumping stations, in addition to digging water wells.
The projects, which are estimated to cost more than $478,000, include rehabilitating and maintaining five sewage lift pumps in the various governorates of the Gaza Strip, in addition to digging two water wells serving about 4,000 residents in separate areas of the Gaza Strip.
The head of the PWA, Mazen Ghoneim, said that the agreement would enhance the prospects for co-operation with Qatar Charity in supporting the implementation of water and sanitation projects.
He praised Qatar Charity's efforts in supporting various sectors, including the water and sanitation sector in Palestine, and its awareness of the sensitivity of this sector and its needs, which often require an emergency response, given the specificity of the Palestinian situation, in light of the spread of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic, and the sharp increase in water consumption that accompanied this epidemic, in addition to the challenges and difficulties this sector faces.
For his part, Director of Qatar Charity's office in Palestine Huthayfa Jalamna said that Qatar Charity places the water sector within its support plan for various major sectors in Palestine.
The director of Qatar Charity's office in the Gaza Strip, Eng.
Mohamed Abu Haloub, said the agreement guarantees improving the quality of services provided to citizens, especially with regard to rehabilitating sewage pumping stations in the Gaza Strip, as this has positive results in avoiding environmental disasters, especially in the winter season.