Pics: Renovation of Gaza's sea corniche kicks off as part of Egypt's reconstruction projects in strip



Thu, 17 Mar 2022 - 12:27 GMT


Thu, 17 Mar 2022 - 12:27 GMT

Renovation of Gaza sea corniche begins March 17, 2022 - Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Palestine

Renovation of Gaza sea corniche begins March 17, 2022 - Ministry of Public Works and Housing of Palestine

CAIRO – 17 March 2022: The renovation of the sea corniche of northern Gaza strip kicked off Thursday as part of the Egyptian projects to reconstruct Gaza.

This phase of the project begins from Sudaniya Square until the American School Street at a width of 40 meters and a length of 1,800 kilometers, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Public Works and Housing.


The corniche in Gaza provides spaces for beach goers, parking lots, cafeterias, and other services.

On March 10, Commissioner-General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Philippe Lazzarini hailed Egypt’s role in supporting the agency and reconstructing Gaza. He said Egypt is one of the agency’s largest partners, adding that the UNRWA is communicating with the Egyptian government regarding the Gaza reconstruction and how this can endorse efforts of supporting Palestinian refugees.


In December, The Egyptian National Committee for the Reconstruction of the Gaza Strip launched the second phase of reconstructing the destroyed places in the strip.

The second phase plan was announced in a conference held at al-Mashtal hotel in the strip, in the presence of representatives of the Palestinian government and factional delegations.


The reconstruction projects come under the directives of President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi, said the director of the Gaza Reconstruction projects Amr Aref at the conference.

The first phase was removing 85,000 cubic meters of debris and rubbles of buildings that were destroyed during the Israeli-Gaza war, the committee said, added that the second phase includes six projects, namely the development of Gaza Corniche, residential communities: Dar Misr 1 (al-Zahra city), Dar Misr 2 (Jabalia city), and Dar Misr 3 (Beit Lahia city), in addition to establishing two bridges.


However, the reconstruction projects depends on pledges made to the Palestinians, Egypt, and UNRWA. The cost of the national plan for the reconstruction of Gaza, which was adopted at the 2014 Cairo Conference is about $3.9 billion, but only $900 million have been received.





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