Gaza, 13 Shaban 1436/31 May 2015 (MINA) – Head of the Qatari National Committee for the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip, Ambassador Mohammed Al-Emadi, announced Saturday a number of new projects in the Strip, vowing 200 to 300 homes are to be rebuilt sometime soon.
Speaking to the press during his tour of Qatari projects in Gaza, the Qatari Ambassador said 200 to 300 families will receive building materials to rebuild their homes after they were destroyed during the Israeli offensive, Palestinian Information Center (PIC) quoted by Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA) as reporting.
He added that talks between the Qatari committee and the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing have been underway so as to follow up on this stage of the reconstruction project.
He announced the upcoming launch a new batch of rebuilding projects as part of ongoing initiatives to restore the lodgings of thousands of homeless families in blockaded Gaza.
Al-Emadi also said final steps are being tied up to initiate the construction of 1,000 housing units as part of the grant pledged by Qatar during the Cairo Conference for the Reconstruction of Gaza held last October.
He said efforts have been in progress to smooth the access of rebuilding materials into the blockaded coastal enclave.
A 51-day military offensive launched by the Israeli occupation on July 7 took away the lives of at least 2,324 Palestinians, mostly children and women, and turned thousands of civilian homes into mounds of rubble. (T/P006/NMT)
Mi’raj Islamic News Agency (MINA)