UAE halts project for freed prisoners in Gaza

GAZA CITY (Ma’an) — The United Arab Emirates has suspended a project to build a compound for freed prisoners in the center of the Gaza Strip, a minister said.

Public Works and Housing Minister Yousef Aziz said that the “Emirates informed us of the suspension of the project a while ago, since then we persistently contacted officials there to reverse the decision but to no avail.”

He said in a statement that the UAE did not give a reason why the project was suspended.

Aziz added that 70 percent of the plans and designs for the city were prepared.

The UAE donated $50 million to build the Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan city on 100 dunams in the Gaza Strip.

(Source / 09.03.2014)

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