The World Bank approved this week a grant of US$7.8 million to the Palestinian Authority to deal with the impending public health, safety, and environmental hazards stemming from the lack of proper treatment of wastewater in North Gaza Strip.
The North Gaza Emergency Sewage Treatment project is the fourth in a series of water and sanitation projects supported by the World Bank Trust Fund for Gaza and West Bank since 1993.
Although 64 percent of the wastewater is collected in Gaza, most of it is not properly treated, contributing to contamination of the coastal aquifer and seashore, including beaches.
Approximately 300,000 people living in North Gaza will benefit from this project. (menareport.com)
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