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

Región/País Tema Período Presupuesto
Autoridad Nacional Palestina
Empleo y desarrollo económico
Agricultura y seguridad alimentaria

Política comercial y sistema de mercado
Desarrollo agrícolo
01.10.2020 - 31.12.2022
CHF 870'000
Contexto

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.

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

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   500'000 Presupuesto inclusive contrapartes del proyecto CHF   2'968'685