United Nations Development Programme
Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People
06.06.2011 – UNDP Deputy Special Representative, Yasmine Sherif and Naofumi Hashimoto, Representative of Japan to the occupied Palestinian territory visited wastewater treatment projects in the northern Governorates of Jenin and Tulkarem. The projects will improve the living conditions of approximately 17,000 residents, who will have access to sanitation services. The sites visited are part of USD5.5 million fund from the Government of Japan to promote cross boundary cooperation in waste management. The projects are implemented by UNDP, in partnership with the Palestinian Water Authority. It is worth noting that only 35 percent of the West Bank population has access to wastewater collection systems.