Gaza, ALRAY - Israel's strict blockade on the Gaza Strip affected the construction sector significantly, and hindered the completion of Hamad Housing projects, Naji Sarhan, the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Public Works and Housing said.
“Hamad Housing city is in the first stage of building, but we face great obstacles represented in closing the borders and banning the entry of the construction materials to the Gaza Strip by Israeli occupation,” said Sarhan in an interview on al-Aqsa channel on Wednesday evening.
He added that the ministry is doing its best to overcome these obstacles and proceed the building with the limited available sources.
Sarhan said that the ministry will focus within the coming period on dedicating grants funds to the poor and needy through establishing new housing buildings for them.
In addition, the ministry will renovate some of the damaged buildings for free.
The former Emir of Qatar Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani has granted the Gaza Strip 400$ million during his historical visit to the enclave in October 2012.
The grant includes constructing a housing city, hospital and stadium, in addition to other projects.