Construction Materials entering Gaza during NOV 2014

2014-12-04

ABC materials (November 2014 update) ([1])

Materials

Quantity ( Ton)

# trucks

Aggregates

10732

156

Palestinian Water Authority

1750

25

private sector

70

1

Turkish projects

770

11

UNDP

3710

53

UNICEF

700

10

UNRWA

3732

56

Cement

5197

124

Electricity Company

200

5

Palestinian Water Authority

360

10

private sector

1642

41

Turkish projects

40

1

UNDP

436

11

UNICEF

300

8

UNRWA

2219

48

Steel Bars

152

5

private sector

30

1

UNRWA

122

4

White Cement

65

2

UNRWA

65

2

Grand Total

16146

287

 

 ABC Materials in ton

For GRM

For Humanitarian Projects

Aggregates

70

10662

Cement

1642

3620

Steel Bars

30

122

 

 

 

 

Qatari projects

Materials

Quantity ( Ton)

# trucks

 

32527

481

Base Coarse

32041

463

Bitumen

486

18

Grand Total

32527

481

 

 

 

·         ABC materials are allowed to enter for the private sector according to the GRM, however in very small quantities until now. The figures show that the import of ABC materials has not improved. Indeed, construction material import in November was slightly lower than in October 2014. It also constituted 13% of the July 2013 level, which represents less than 30% of the materials normally imported before the blockade.

·         The Qatari infrastructure projects started to receive materials such as base coarse aggregates and bitumen which are not part of ABC materials as in the GRM, however competing for the limited capacity of the crossing with the materials for housing repair, potentially delaying the entry of repair materials.

·         481 trucks for Qatari projects were allowed in, and only 43 trucks for private sector GRM (11 times more)

·         There is no coordination between different parties regarding approved lists of beneficiaries to receive slips of materials, whether they have already received financial assistance for repairs or if they have been scheduled to receive it.

·         The Ministry of Public Work and Housing have not received access to quantities of materials and only approved vendors have this access. This makes it difficult for the ministry to inform people about the quantities they are entitled to, and fails to provide a means of follow up to check if people receive the correct quantities or not.

 

 

 



[1] Tables and Charts are created by Shelter Cluster-Gaza based on Crossing information from UNSCO

 

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