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September 9, 2014

Asira Al-Qibliya, West Bank – On Tuesday, September 9th, the Palestinian Authority and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), celebrated the completion of the Southwest Nablus Villages Water Supply Project.  USAID invested $7.4 million in this project to improve the water supply and quality to more than 8,500 citizens in the villages of Asira Al-Qibliya, Madama and Urif, for the first time.

Nablus Governor Akram Rajoub; Palestinian Water Authority Head Minister Mazen Ghuneim; USAID West Bank and Gaza Mission Director Dave Harden; heads of the municipal councils; and community representatives were present at the inauguration.

As a result of this project, residents of the three villages now have access to piped water for the first time, at a price significantly lower than what they have been paying for tankered water.  The water comes from a secure source that is tested, and its quality is significantly higher than tankered water. 

November 6, 2013

To demonstrate the tangible benefits from the ongoing negotiations between the Palestinians and Israelis, the United States and Palestinian Authority are working together with international donors to support an initiative for high-impact micro-infrastructure (HIMII) projects that are in line with Palestinian national objectives. HIMII projects include the construction or renovation of health clinics, road repairs, construction of community centers and schools and other similar projects.

Administrator Shah meets students in Harmala
November 6, 2013

 The Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), Dr. Rajiv Shah, visited a new coeducational primary school and an expanded health care center in the West Bank village of Harmala, in the Bethlehem Governorate on Wednesday.

Al-Salam Factory, Hebron
November 6, 2013

Dr. Rajiv Shah, the Administrator of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), met with Palestinian agricultural producers on Wednesday to discuss the local agricultural sector. During the meeting, representatives from 13 agricultural producers presented the Administrator with their products and discussed their relations with international buyers.

Administrator Raj Shah attends a Hi-Tech Hub event where he met young entrepreneurs and developers who presented tourism and gam
November 5, 2013

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Dr. Rajiv Shah attended the Hi-Tech Hub event at the Movenpick Hotel in Ramallah on Tuesday evening, where young Palestinian entrepreneurs pitched business ideas. The competition, announced in August, called for solutions for the tourism and gaming sectors. Eight startups, founded in response to the competition, presented their prototype solutions to a panel of judges who evaluated their proposals.

November 5, 2013

Hi-Tech Hubs bring together Palestinian students, entrepreneurs, international speakers and tech enthusiasts, providing a forum to connect, innovate, lead and build momentum for entrepreneurship. USAID supports Hi-Tech Hub events where young entrepreneurs can interact with investors, learn and develop skills necessary for running their own companies. This is the third Hi-Tech Hub USAID has organized. Here, eight startups will present their prototype solutions in the tourism and gaming sectors to a panel of judges. Winners will receive USAID subcontracts to further develop their products.

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