Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza


Switzerland will support improving the export/import conditions of goods to and from the Gaza Strip.

The project, implemented by UNOPS, will upgrade the poor infrastructure at the Palestinian side of

the only functioning commercial crossing between Gaza and Israel. The existing infrastructure con-

ditions are causing around 10% of damages to the transiting commodities thus incurring substantial

economic losses that are affecting the living conditions of two million people in the Gaza Strip

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Autorità Palestinese
Impiego & sviluppo economico
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare

Politica commerciale & sistema de mercato
Sviluppo agricolo
01.10.2020 - 31.12.2022
CHF 870'000
Contesto

oPt unemployment rate reached 24%,

and exceeds 50% in the Gaza Strip (Q4

2019)

24% of Palestinians live below the pov-

erty line in the oPt, whilst they exceed

50% in the Gaza Strip

Since 13 years Gaza is under closure

with restriction of movement of people

and goods.

Karm Abu Salem is the only functioning

border crossing for goods. The poor

infrastruture on the palestinian side leads

to substantial losses and damage to

products in particular food and medical

products.

Obiettivi Reduce economic losses and transaction costs at Karm Abu Salem KAS through improvement of the in-frastructure at the Palestinian side of the crossing.
Gruppi target Direct: 5,000 -10,000 establishments1 that use KAS on regular basis for import/export purposes. The number of individuals working for these establish-ments are estimated at 50,000 – 75,0002. Indirect: Around two million people living in the Gaza Strip (50% females)
Effetti a medio termine Increased protection of food and medical supplies from damage due to weather conditions, and from vandalism during export/imports at KAS. Increased level of safety and security at KAS
Risultati

Risultati principali attesi:  

Steel shed designed and constructed on

6,000 m2 area1,230 m fence constructed

around the whole site


Risultati fasi precedenti:   N/A


Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Other UN Organisation


Altri partner

United Nations Office for Project Services –

UNOPS

Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori N/A
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF   870'000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF   500'000
Fasi del progetto Fase 1 01.10.2020 - 31.12.2022   (Fase in corso)