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OPT: New projects to ease Gaza housing crisis | IRIN Middle East

GAZA CITY, 25 October 2011 (IRIN) – In response to a growing housing crisis in the Gaza Strip in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), several new building projects have been initiated by the Hamas-led government, and thousands of families have begun purchasing properties in new communities, officials say.

In Khan Younis, a project is under way on a 517,000 square-metre site which will include apartment and office buildings, schools, clinics, mosques and a commercial centre.

Housing ministry official Nagi Sarhan says the site, which will include 98 residential plots, will be able to accommodate just over 30,000 people. Public facilities and infrastructure – water, sanitation and electricity networks – will be built by the municipality.

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