World Bulletin / News Desk
An urgent solution to solve Gaza's ongoing power, water, sanitary and construction problems needs to be found says Robert Serry, UN Special Coordinator for Middle East Peace Process.
In a written statement Serry states that Palestinians in Gaza face a serious crisis which needs to be resolved as soon as possible. The UN is now negotiating with both Israelies and Palestinians to resolve these problems.
The UN is calling on the international community to get a solution to the power issue immediately and he said that "it is time to make a decisive and urgent move for the future."
“The UN plans to build schools, social housing, water and sanitation facilities in Gaza, worth $500 million. Israel has approved the transfer of construction materials to Gaza for the UN project.” he added.
Only one electricity producing company provides power to 1.7 million Palestinians in Gaza. This company is not capable of functioning constantly and power blackouts are commonplace. In addition, there are problems with energy resources’ in the region due to the Israeli embargo on Gaza.
Güncelleme Tarihi: 10 Aralık 2013, 11:41