Gaza launches Kuwait-funded wastewater treatment plant

GAZA, A Kuwait-funded wastewater treatment station in Khan Yunis City in the southern Gaza Strip has commenced trial operation, the Palestinian Water Authority (PWA) said on Wednesday.

The first phase of the project was launched in early 2017 with a capacity of roughly 27,000 cubic meters of water per day, the PWA’s Chairman Mazen Ghuneim said in a press statement carried by the Palestinian News and Information Agency (WAFA).

Funded by the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED), the plant costs a total USD 55 million, he said, adding that the facility would be officially launched in the first quarter of next year.

The plant will contribute to providing treated wastewater to more than 200,000 people in Khan Yunis City, which has suffered so much due to poor basic services.

Source: Kuwait News Agency