Long delayed Palestinian sewage plant begun

June 19, 2010 20:06


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NABLUS, West Bank— The Palestinian prime minister laid the cornerstone for a $50 million sewage treatment plant Saturday.

The German-funded plant is the West Bank's second and will treat 3 million cubic meters of waste water a year. Some of the treated water will be used by farmers to help ease a growing water shortage in the West Bank.

Israel also benefits from the project as the untreated sewage currently flows toward its land.

The project was initially approved by Israel in 2001, but was held up during years of Israeli-Palestinian fighting.

The cornerstone was laid Saturday by Salam Fayyad and visiting German development minister Dirk Niebel. German officials say the project costs 40 million euros ($50 million) and is to be completed in two years.

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