EU Representative and Palestinian Prime Minister inaugurate Tayasir Waste Water Treatment Plant and European Forest

March 25, 2021
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Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Ishtayyeh and the EU Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff together with the Head of the Palestinian Water Authority, Tubas Governor and representatives of the local community inaugurated Tayasir Waste Water Treatment Plant in Tubas and the adjacent European Forest.

The plant serves around 57,000 people living in Tubas, Tayasir, and Aqqaba. It also provides farmers with treated water for agricultural use in the Governorate that relies significantly on agriculture while the European Forest includes 1300 newly planted forest trees, becoming a green environmental space for the nearby communities.

The €22 million project consists of a Wastewater Treatment Plant, sewage collection network, and an irrigation scheme for the reuse of treated water.

In celebration of the European-Palestinian partnership and common values, the Prime Minister and the European Union Representative announced the establishment of the European Forest. In cooperation with the Ministry of Agriculture and the Palestinian Water Authority, 1,300 forest trees were planted so far. The forest will help raise awareness on water and environmental issues as well as notably on wastewater reuse. The forest covers an area of 21,000 m2 and will be irrigated with the treated water from the Plant.


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The Office of the European Union Representative (West Bank and Gaza Strip, UNRWA)

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