May 26th 2017: Bethlehem Municipality inaugurates Road Rehabilitation Works with support from the Government of Italy and UNDP

The Bethlehem Municipality, the Government of Italy and UNDP’s Programme of Assistance to the Palestinian People inaugurate the Caritas Road at the northern entrance of Bethlehem City, under the Facilitating Access to Infrastructure Resilience in Area C and East Jerusalem (FAIR) programme, a multi-donor platform which aims to empower and strengthen national institutions to plan and deliver essential public and social services in Area C and East Jerusalem. The program is supported by Italy, Norway, Bahrain and OFID, for projects worth over USD 11 million.
The event took place in the presence of Ms.Vera Baboun, the exiting Mayor of Bethlehem, the Consul General of Italy, Mr. Fabio Sokolowicz, Ms. Cristina Natoli, Representative of the Italian Development Cooperation Agency Jerusalem Office, Mr. Shukri Radaydeh, Director General of Bethlehem Local Government Directorate, Mr. Roberto Valent, UNDP Special Representative and Mr. Jibreen Al Bakri, Governor of Bethlehem