Turkey’s TIKA providing Palestinians in war-ridden West Bank with solar energy

BETHLEHEM, Palestine
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Turkey's international development agency, TIKA, has provided Palestinian families in six areas in the West Bank city of Bethlehem with solar energy systems.

Initiated by a request from Samed, the economic institution of the umbrella Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO), the project would help 22 families (some 350 people) to generate electricity.

It would allow residents to operate water pumps and tanks at Abu Zaytun area and would provide water for around 500 people.

Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Bulent Korkmaz, the TIKA coordinator in Palestine, said the project would provide Bedouin families, who are cut off from modern life and technology, with solar energy.

Established in 1992, TIKA is responsible for implementing Turkey's developmental cooperation policies overseas.

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