UAWC completes the construction of 36 km of agricultural roads and implements a solar energy project
The Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC) constructed 36 km of agricultural roads in the Jenin and Jerusalem governorates, providing access to hundreds of dunums of land located in areas threatened with confiscation by Israeli forces. In addition, UAWC oversaw the construction of a solar powerplant in the village of An-Nazlah al-Gharbiyah, in the Tulkarem governorate. The objective of this project is to generate electricity with a capacity of 50 kWh.
The newly constructed powerplant will be utilized for pumping water from a cistern belonging to an agricultural cooperative in An-Nazlah al-Gharbiyah. As such, the powerplant will supply electricity needed to pump water from the well and irrigate large areas of land. In turn, production costs for farmers, including the cost of water used to irrigate crops, will be reduced, thereby increasing the profitability of farmers, as well as promoting the use of clean and environmentally friendly sources of energy.
Since last year, five solar powerplants have been set up for this purpose in An-Nuway'imah village in the Jericho governorate, Anabta village, Khirbet Jubara and Al-Nazlah al-Gharbiyah in the Tulkarm governorate, and Falamyeh village in the Qalqilya governorate. This activity is under the framework of the ‘inclusive access to and sustainable management of land and water resources’ program, funded by the Netherlands Representative Office, and implemented by UAWC in partnership with the Palestinian Hydrology Group and in coordination with the Ministry of Agriculture.