Hope for Gaza: EU supports the construction of the largest ever desalination plant

July 9, 2018
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Last week, Christian Danielsson, Director General for Enlargement at the European Commission in Brussels, visited an existing desalination plant in Gaza, situated right next to the land which is allocated for the largest desalination plant.

The availability of fresh water in the Gaza strip is amongst the lowest in the world and 97% is unfit for human consumption. To address the urgent water crisis, the EU -together with international partners and the Palestinian Authority- is supporting the construction of the largest ever desalination plant.

In March, the EU hosted a pledging conference to get the work on the biggest ever infrastructure project in Gaza started.

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