Committees to coordinate Gaza rebuilding: Hamdallah

Hamdallah said in a statement that the committees would be formed in all sectors targeted by Gaza reconstruction projects

Committees to coordinate Gaza rebuilding: Hamdallah

World Bulletin/News Desk

Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah said on Sunday that his government would form a number of specialized committees to offer consultation and detailed reports to donor countries about Gaza Strip reconstruction projects in the days to come.

He added in a statement that the committees would be formed in all sectors targeted by Gaza reconstruction projects.

The Palestinian Prime Minister noted that these projects would start within the next few weeks with the arrival of funds pledged by donor countries during a Gaza reconstruction conference in Cairo earlier in the day.  

He said the committees would be staffed by Palestinian specialists aware of the needs of the war-ravaged Palestinian territory, adding that the United Nations and partner international organizations, such as UNRWA, OCHA and the Red Cross would be represented in the committees.

On Sunday, participants in a donor conference that was held in the Egyptian capital Cairo pledged to contribute $5.4 billion, half of which will go for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Israel launched a 51-day offensive on the Palestinian territory with the stated aim of preventing Gaza factions from firing rockets on it.

The offensive left, however, around 2,157 people dead and more than 11,000 others injured. It also destroyed thousands of homes and facilities, turning parts of the Gaza Strip into total ruin.

The Palestinian Authority had earlier said that it aimed to raise $4 billion during the conference for the reconstruction of the Gaza Strip.

Representatives from 50 states, including 30 foreign ministers, attended the conference in Cairo on Sunday, along with the representatives of several regional and international organizations.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 13 Ekim 2014, 10:40

Muhammed Öylek

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