UAE halts project for freed prisoners in Gaza
Published Sunday 09/03/2014 21:18
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.