Old City of Jerusalem: EU and UN-Habitat inaugurate the newly rehabilitated Dar Al-Consul Complex

November 15, 2021
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European Union Representative Sven Kühn von Burgsdorff, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Head of Country Programme Dr. Zeyad Elshakra Friar Francesco Patton, Custodian of The Holy Land and Dr. Imad Al-Khatib, Al-Quds University vice-president for Jerusalem Affairs inaugurated on 9 November the newly rehabilitated Dar Al-Consul Complex in the heart of the Old City of Jerusalem.

The European Union has supported the rehabilitation of Dar Al-Consul Complex, which belongs to the Custody of the Holy Land, throughout an eight-year process with EUR 4.23 million. Through this support, 36 residential units, 5 community courtyards, and a ground floor area of more than 1,200 square meters were rehabilitated. The rehabilitated area that was inaugurated will serve as a community space in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Opportunities were also provided to over 40 undergraduate and graduate students from Al-Quds University to engage them in the rehabilitation works and operational components in the form of on-the-job-training and capacity development.

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