Turks ‘strong interest’ in financing Gaza desalination

The Union for the Mediterranean (UfM), which is promoting the Gaza Desalination Facility in Palestine, says that the Turkish government has expressed its strong interest in supporting the project, and a financial commitment will be discussed with the prime minister in the coming weeks.

The UfM Secretariat, the Palestinian Water Authority and the Government of Turkey recently held talks on the technical and financial aspects of the Gaza project, which will require an investment of € 310 million.

The Arab states and France have already committed financially, and the European Investment Bank is financing the technical assistance towards the implementation of the project.