Rafah, 9 Shaban 1436/27 May 2015 (MINA) –The mayor of Rafah, Subhi Abu Radwan, has announced that the Kuwaiti government is giving the municipality $2 million to establish an industrial zone in the city, which is located at the south of the Gaza Strip on the border with Egypt.
The plan is part of the overall reconstruction programme for the territory, which has been devastated by three Israeli military offensives since 2008.
“We were told about this donation by the Ministry of Local Government,” Abu Radwan toldQuds Press. “The Rafah municipality has examined the area allocated for this project and plans to move all industrial and craft businesses into the new zone,” Middle East Monitor (MEMO) reports as quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA).
Rafah’s mayor explained that his municipality has the responsibility for completing this project. It will provide jobs for a large number of young people thus help to overcome the rising unemployment rate and improve the economic situation in the city.
The Department of Urban Planning has been instructed to prepare an integrated study of the suitability of the approved industrial area east of Rafah in light of the changes that have taken place in the region, added Abu Radwan.
He stressed that the designs and proposed plan for the industrial zone should include the types of industries that are intended to be transferred there. He also pointed out the importance of coordination with the Palestinian Industrial Estate Authority in this regard.(T/P002/R04)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)