Rapid Support for Small Infrastructure in the West Bank in support of the High Impact Micro Infrastructure Initiative projects (RSSI-HIMII)

Brief Description

 Land reclamation - workers doing some cleaning and building of walls

The project builds upon the long and historical Government of Japan’s (GoJ) assistance to the Palestinian people, in the different sectors throughout the occupied Palestinian territory. It comes as a continuation to the support from the Government of Japan to the final status negotiations, where the Palestinian Government is urgently requesting the international community to support the High Impact Micro Infrastructure Initiative (HIMII) projects that are in line with Palestinian national priorities.

This economic stimulus initiative is focused on ready to implement projects in areas A, B, C and in East Jerusalem to provide Palestinians with quick and tangible improvements in support of political negotiations. The interventions, as identified by the Palestinian Government to be a priority, will cover education, health, local government, and agriculture.

The results will include the following:

  • 65 kilometres of agricultural roads built in Ramallah, Salfit, Tubas and Hebron districts.
  • 1,100 dunums of agricultural land reclaimed in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah districts.
  • 7.41 kilometres of internal/service roads rehabilitated in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Jericho and Al Bireh.
  • 3 units for water storage and distribution installed in Tubas and Jenin districts in addition to carrying pipes and pumping station in Qalqilya district. 
  • 1,900 additional ML of electricity installed/rehabilitated in Bethlehem and Nablus.
  • 270 Meters of sewerage and 970 meters of sidewalks done in Ramallah and Al Bireh.

Progress and Accomplishments

  • Actual work is currently being done in the four districts, 52.5 km of roads are constructed in Yatta, Ramallah, Salfit and Tubas Districts, in addition to one box culvert which will make a bridge between two agricultural roads had been included in Deir Istiya (Salfit) and currently is under construction.
  • Agricultural lands are being reclaimed in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dura and Ramallah districts, heavy machines work was done, retaining walls were built and water-harvesting systems were constructed for supplementary irrigation purposes. Around 1,200 dunums have been reclaimed so far.
  • The purchase of the pump station – Turbine, motors, electrical controlling panel, and station house – is still in process; a special permit is needed to import such equipment.
  • 7.41 Kilometres of Internal/Service Roads were rehabilitated, completed at 80%.
  • 900 additional ML of electricity installed/rehabilitated, completed at 65%.

Finances and Delivery

Donor Amount Contributed - 2014 Amount Disbursed
Government of Japan USD 5,493,349 USD1,852,570.85

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