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PRESS RELEASE

An Additional US$ 3.9 Million for Improving Infrastructure in Palestine

December 21, 2015


Jerusalem, December 21, 2015– Finland contributed the amount of EUR 3.6 million, equivalent to US$3.9 million to the Palestinian Partnership for Infrastructure Development Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PID fund) administered by the World Bank.

The funds contributed by the Finland Ministry of Foreign Affairs will support the Palestinian Authority improving water, energy and local government services provided to citizens.

The Partnership for Infrastructure Multi-Donor Trust Fund (PID MDTF) was established in 2012 with the objective of improving the coverage, quality, and sustainability of infrastructure in the Palestinian territories through financial and technical support in the water, urban development, and energy sectors.

With the new contribution, the total amount allocated to the PID fund is about US$ 101 million. Finland has contributed so far an amount equivalent to US$10.5 million. Currently, donors contributing to the fund include the governments of Croatia, Denmark, Finland, France, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal and Sweden.

Media Contacts
Program Manager West Bank and Gaza
Bjorn Philipp
bphilipp@worldbank.org
In West Bank and Gaza
Mary Koussa
Tel : (972) 2-2366500
mkoussa@worldbank.org



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