Emadi: Qatar seeks long-term solutions to Gaza power crisis

Ambassador Mohamed al-Emadi, head of the Qatari committee for the reconstruction of Gaza, has said his country is keenly following up the issue of the electricity crisis in the Gaza Strip and seeking to execute proposed solutions to end it.

In a news conference held in Gaza on Sunday evening, Emadi said he would discuss the Gaza power crisis with Palestinian premier Rami al-Hamdallah next Sunday to find solutions to the issue for years to come.

He stated that his country wants long-terms solutions to the power crisis, pointing out that Qatar provided the Palestinian government in Ramallah with proposals to solve the problem, including connecting Gaza with the power line 161 and establishing renewable energy projects.   

As for Qatar’s construction efforts in Gaza, the ambassador said that his country finished several major projects in different service sectors and there are other projects underway, affirming that the construction of a hospital in Rafah area could be among the priorities of the new Qatari grant.

The Qatari official made his remarks during the foundation stone-laying ceremony for the Hamad bin Jassim Daily Care Center in Gaza City.

The care center, which will be built near Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani Hospital, will provide housing services for patients with cerebral palsy and the wounded from poor families, in addition to family and educational services.


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