UAWC Signs an Agreement to Construct an Agricultural Road in Qarawat Bani Zeid Village Near Ramallah
Represented by its General Director, Eng. Fuad Abu Saif, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees signed a cooperation and partnership agreement with Qarawat Bani Zeid village council represented by the head of the council, Mr.Othman Arrar, the goal is to open and construct at least 10 Kilometers of Agricultural roads, In presence of Eng.Wajdi Odeh on behalf of the ministry of agriculture. The road constructing will go through two phases , 4.5 KM during the first phase and at least 5.5 KM during the second phase, the project will be implemented through the course of 2018/2019 at Qarawat Bani Zeid village, located to the West Of Ramallah Governorate.
The implementation of this agricultural road comes within a project that aim to “protect vulnerable Palestinian agricultural livelihoods in the southern West Bank, by enhancing and empowering the needed production capacity of food security”, the project is funded by the Arab Monetary Fund through the Islamic Bank which is run by the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Construction (PECDAR), and will be implemented by UAWC in cooperation with the ministry of agriculture.
UAWC’s General Director stressed on the fact that the targeted areas in this project are currently a top priority for the union in implementing development projects, the union will work in the coming years on implementing more development projects in these areas and meet the needs for the maximum number of the farmers in order to facilitate their access to their lands and help to promote the agricultural sector in an integrated manner to achieve the vision and mission of the UAWC.
The head of Qarawat Bani Zeid village council Mr.Othman Arrar praised the efforts made by the union in different areas and in his village in particular, he stressed that the agricultural roads projet will lift a big deal of suffering that the village farmers have to go through in order to accesses their lands, the network of roads is expected to server at least 1800 dunms of agricultural land.