17 trucks delivered equipment needed for the operation of the Gaza Strip’s power station, including an engine that was returned repair in Israel, electric poles and cables.

 Equipment for sewage purification project and power station transferred to Gaza


Photo: IDF Spokesperson

(Communicated by the IDF Spokesperson and COGAT Spokesman)

Yesterday, Monday, July 20, 2009, 17 humanitarian aid trucks containing large quantities of essential equipment crossed into the Gaza Strip via the  Kerem-Shalom crossing under the coordination of the Gaza Coordination and Liaison Administration. The trucks mostly contained equipment needed for the operation of the Gaza Strip’s power station, including a unique engine that was returned after being repaired in Israel, electric poles and cables and equipment needed by the Palestinian Energy Authority (subject to the Fatah government in Ramallah). Materials and equipment needed for the World Bank funded project of constructing a sewage purification facility in the northern Gaza Strip, including water purification materials, water pumps and more, were also transferred.

The Coordination and Liaison Administration coordinates the daily crossing of nearly 100 humanitarian aid trucks into the Gaza Strip, containing food products, medications, medical equipment, and various additional equipment required for the operations of international organizations in the Gaza Strip.

All the while, the Administration’s personnel in the Gaza area are closely following the operation of Gaza’s power station and the sewage purification facility construction project, while doing their utmost to provide real time solutions to existing needs – in accordance with the policy of the security establishment and security assessments.