The European Union, Denmark, and the Palestinian Authority launched today the implementation of a €5.8 million agreement to build 16 social and public infrastructure projects in Area C. This contribution represents a new package of the European Union Area C Development Programme in the West Bank.
This package is the fifth of its kind to serve public infrastructure projects in Area C. It will fund the completion of 16 social infrastructure projects in 15 localities across the West Bank benefiting over 24,000 Palestinian living in Area C. These projects include schools, roads, multipurpose buildings, water distribution networks, water reservoirs and rehabilitation of electricity networks. This contribution brings the total amount of the programme to €15.2 million intended to build 58 social infrastructure projects in 46 localities.
The European Union Area C Programme is funded by the European Union and Member States. The signing ceremony, held at the Prime Minister’s Office, was attended by the Prime Minister Mohammad Shtayyeh, Minister of Local Government Majdi al-Saleh, European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, the Representative of Denmark, Nathalia Feinberg, and the Municipal Development and Lending Fund (MDLF). The implementation agreement was signed between the European Union and the MDLF.