Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza

Proyecto terminado

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 conditions 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

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Territorio Palestino Ocupado
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria
Política comercial y sistema de mercado
Desarrollo agrícolo
01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024
CHF  870’000
Contexto oPt unemployment rate reached 24%, and exceeds 50% in the Gaza Strip (Q4 2019) 24% of Palestinians live below the poverty 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.
Objetivos Reduce economic losses and transaction costs at Karm Abu Salem KAS through improvement of the in-frastructure at the Palestinian side of the crossing.
Grupos destinarios 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)
Efectos a medio plazo 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

Resultados previstos:   Steel shed designed and constructed on 6,000 m2 area1,230 m fence constructed around the whole site

Resultados de las fases anteriores:   N/A

Dirección / Officina Federal responsable COSUDE
Crédito Cooperación al desarrollo
Contrapartes del proyecto Contraparte del contrato
Organización de las Naciones Unidas (ONU)
  • Other UN Organisation

Otras contrapartes
United Nations Office for Project Services – UNOPS
Coordinación con otros proyectos y actores N/A
Presupuesto Fase en curso Presupuesto suizo CHF    870’000 Presupuesto actual suizo ya emitido CHF    798’994
Fases del proyecto

Fase 1 01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024   (Completed)