USAID Study on a Transportation Link Between Gaza and the West Bank
(October 1, 2005)
The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has awarded $1,000,000 to fund a study of ways to boost the Palestinian economy by creating a viable trade and transportation link between Gaza and the West Bank. The study, which will be conducted in collaboration with the World Bank, will look for efficient, low-cost, and secure solutions that would allow for a physical link between the West Bank and Gaza, thereby facilitating the movement of people and goods in a secure fashion. In addition, it will identify infrastructure projects and services needed to make the connection possible.
USAID has spent more than $1.7 billion to combat poverty, create jobs, improve education, build roads and water systems, construct and equip medical clinics, and promote good governance in the West Bank and Gaza during the last decade.
Source: Palestine Media Center