UN-HABITAT signs pact with Arab agency to build Palestinian medical centre

UN-HABITAT signs pact with Arab agency to build Palestinian medical centre

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The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development have signed an agreement paving the way for the establishment of a Medical and Rehabilitation Centre in the West Bank.

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-HABITAT), and the Arab Authority for Agricultural Investment and Development have signed an agreement paving the way for the establishment of a Medical and Rehabilitation Centre in the West Bank.

“The Centre will provide medical services to more than 30,000 people living in Taqua and its 12 villages surrounding Bethlehem,” UN-HABITAT said in a news release. These will include emergency medical services to poor women, children, the elderly and persons with chronic diseases.

The Arab Authority will provide $354,000 to finance the first phase, including the construction of the first two floors of the proposed six-floor facility.

The land for the Medical Centre was provided by the Medical Charitable Society of Taqua at a total cost of $60,000. The total cost of the remaining phases is estimated at $1.35 million.