RAMALLAH, December 4, 2011 (WAFA) – Upon the directives of President Mahmoud Abbas, the Land Authority informed the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) Sunday of allocating 30 dunums (1 Dunum=1000 Square Meters) of Al Mawasi land in Khan Yunis, a city south of Gaza, to build a regional desalination plant.

Abbas formed a higher committee, whose mission is to carry out an Arab regional tour, to provide the necessary funding to build the desalination plant, which mounts up to $ 450 million.

In a related matter, the PWA continues implementating the hydraulic projects in the Gaza Strip, especially private sanitation projects in Beit Lahiya, north of Gaza, in central Gaza, as well as in the middle governate of the Gaza Strip. The total sum of these three projects is $ 135 million.

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