Delivery of medical equipment and construction material to Gaza Strip

 

Supplies from Libyan-chartered ship unloaded in El Arish port (Photo: Reuters)

(Communicated by the COGAT Spokesperson)

The spokesperson for the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) announced today, 19 July 2010, that the equipment for the USAID greenhouse project as well as medical equipment for Shifa Hospital in Gaza City were delivered to the Gaza Strip.

The medical equipment to Shifa Hospital includes a CT scanner and an X-ray machine donated by the World Health Organization (WHO). The transfer was coordinated by the Coordination & Liaison Administration in Gaza.

In addition, materials for three greenhouses were transferred this morning into the Gaza Strip as part of a USAID project. The "Family Agricultural Greenhouses" project is intended to assist and support 900 families in the Gaza Strip as part of the humanitarian efforts for the local population. This project is one of the 31 new projects that were approved following the Cabinet’s decision and authorized by the PA.

COGAT spokesperson announced that the transfer of the cargo from the Libyan ship through the Kerem Shalom crossing continued today with the delivery of 27 truckloads, in addition to the 35 truckloads that were transferred yesterday. The delivery of the cargo from the ship will continue without interrupting the daily coordination of roughly 150 truckloads.