U.S. Government Inaugurates New Water Network in Yatta Communities

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
01 November 2017
USAID WBG Press Office
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West Bank – Today, the U.S. Government and ANERA joined residents and representatives from Yatta communities to inaugurate a new water network in Hebron governorate. USAID invested $3.8 million to construct water networks and install 82 kilometers of pipes serving nearly 15,000 people in nine communities. This project was completed under the USAID-funded Palestinian Community Infrastructure Program implemented by ANERA.

Since 2013 the USAID-funded Palestinian Community Infrastructure Program has built or renovated seven schools, eight community facilities, six water reservoirs, and 12 water networks, benefitting more than 295,000 residents in 41 communities.

In his remarks, Consul General Blome said, “There is nothing more precious than water, and reliable access to it saves lives.  That’s why we are so proud of this 3.8 million dollar project which brings clean and affordable water directly in to the homes of nine communities in the Yatta area.

The U.S. Government, through USAID, is the leading provider of bilateral development assistance to the Palestinians, having provided more than $5.5 billion since 1994 for programs in the areas of democracy and governance; education; health and humanitarian assistance; private sector growth and trade; and water resources and infrastructure. These investments advance the United States’ commitment to improve the daily lives of Palestinians and enhance the prospects for lasting peace.