RAMALLAH, July 18, 2012 (WAFA) – Prime Minister Salam Fayyad Wednesday signed a memorandum of understanding with representatives of several donor countries and institutions to organize work in the water and waste water sector.

The signing donors were the European Union, Finland, Germany, Japan, Norway, Span, Austria, the World Bank, the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and The French Agency for Development (AFD).

Fayyad, during the signing ceremony at the Cabinet in Ramallah, stressed the importance of the agreement to building an institutional framework that would address the challenges the water sector face.

The memorandum of understanding will help in achieving long-term reforms in the water sector, improving the level of water and sewage service in the Palestinian Territory, and in facing the Israeli policy and control over Palestinian land and water, especially in area C, under the Israeli military and civil administration.

Fayyad thanked the donors for their continuous support to the Palestinian people and Authority, while the donors stressed their commitment to support the Palestinian Authority in building state institutions and infrastructure.