Donor countries to hold meeting in New York regarding Palestinian economic situation 24Sep13 September 24, 2013

Palestine News Network   -     23 September 2013

hamdullah_340_220The donor countries are schedualed  to hold a meeting, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly meetings that are taking place in New York, Tuesday.

The Palestinian delegation, headed by Prime Minister Rami al-Hamdullah, the Economic Affairs minister and the Finance minister, is supposed to provide the European donor countries with a detailed report about the economic situation, in seeking to obtain a grant of $500 million for the Palestinian Authority’s expenses and needs.

The report includes a number of projects that the PA would like to implement, including: the establishment of an airport in the West Bank, improving the road and transportation sector, in addition to agricultural and industrial projects that would help to improve and increase the Local Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

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