KfW Dev Bank to fund €10 million reuse scheme in Palestine

Germany’s KfW Development Bank is to fund a new water reuse scheme for agricultural irrigation in Nablus, on the northern West Bank, Palestine.

The financing agreement worth €10 million was signed by KfW Development Bank, Palestine’s ministry of finance and planning, Nablus municipality, and the Palestinian Water Authority.

The funds will be used to add new treatment processes to the existing Nablus West wastewater treatment plant, and to build a reservoir, transmission lines, and irrigation systems; as well as to boost operational skills and capacity. 

The project is the first large scale reuse scheme in the West Bank, and follows on from two successful pilot projects.

The agreement was constructed within the framework of the German-Palestinian Development Cooperation.