Upgrading Karm Abu Salem Crossing - Gaza

Progetto concluso

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 conditions 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

Paese/Regione Tema Periodo Budget
Territorio palestinese occupato
Impiego & sviluppo economico
Agricoltura e sicurezza alimentare
Politica commerciale & sistema de mercato
Sviluppo agricolo
01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024
CHF  870’000
Contesto oPt unemployment rate reached 24%, and exceeds 50% in the Gaza Strip (Q4 2019) 24% of Palestinians live below the poverty 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.
Obiettivi Reduce economic losses and transaction costs at Karm Abu Salem KAS through improvement of the in-frastructure at the Palestinian side of the crossing.
Gruppi target 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)
Effetti a medio termine 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

Risultati principali attesi:   Steel shed designed and constructed on 6,000 m2 area1,230 m fence constructed around the whole site

Risultati fasi precedenti:   N/A

Direzione/Ufficio responsabile DSC
Credito Cooperazione allo sviluppo
Partner del progetto Partner contrattuale
Organizzazione delle Nazioni Unite (ONU)
  • Other UN Organisation

Altri partner
United Nations Office for Project Services – UNOPS
Coordinamento con altri progetti e attori N/A
Budget Fase in corso Budget Svizzera CHF    870’000 Budget svizzero attualmente già speso CHF    798’994
Fasi del progetto

Fase 1 01.10.2020 - 29.02.2024   (Completed)