COGAT Activity Overview 2012-13

We at the Coordination of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT) unit are pleased to present you with our activities summary of 2012-2013 so far. The summary will be published in order to make information about our activities more accessible to the public.

Date: 08.09.13     Author: Jonathan Ben-Ami

Over the next few weeks, the summary including data and overviews of our activities and work with the Palestinian Authority and the international community in various sectors in the West Bank and Gaza will be published on the COGAT website. The summaries are a compilation of activities in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip that COGAT has approved, supported and initiated as well as the situation in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip today in the civil aspects.

These summaries contain information about our areas of involvement in the West Bank: the PA budget and economy, tourism, agricultural trade and cooperation, access and movement, master plans, roads, telecommunications, electricity, environmental challenges, water distribution and management, and health.

The overview contains information about the Civil Policy towards the Gaza Strip with information regarding: the Kerem Shalom and Erez crossings, international projects in Gaza, essential infrastructure (Water, Electricity and telecommunications) and major challenges facing Gaza today.

These activities include the approval of hundreds of different projects between 2012 and the first half of 2013, staff work in order to approve dozens of new projects, some of which are funded by COGAT.

The projects listed in these overviews are the result of joint efforts by the international community and the Palestinian Authority in cooperation with Israel. Additional materials on projects can be found in hard copy from our offices, as can a host of information concerning activities at the Civil Administration (CA) and the Gaza CLA.

These days, Israel in coordination with the PA and the International community are working on steps in a variety of areas in the civil and economic aspect in the West Bank. The measures address a variety of subjects such as employment, projects, bureaucratic procedures, crossings and so on.