Beit Sahour Municipality

Ongoing and Future Projects

Beit Sahour Municipality has ongoing projects and projects that remain to be implemented in the future in cooperation with the civil society organizations in the city and its residents as these projects are:

1. Rehabilitation of the public water network.

2. Construction of rainwater harvesting cisterns.

3. Completion of the sewage network construction project in order to serve the un-served residents, thus, getting rid of cesspits.

4. Reclamation of agricultural lands and the development of additional water resources to be used for irrigation purposes.

5. Rehabilitation and pavement of roads and the establishment of car parking.

6. Establishment of a typical, healthy and licensed, slaughterhouse.

7. Establishment of an industrial zone for handicrafts.

8. Separation of organic household solid waste, treating it at the source, and reusing

9. it as composts through the installation of domestic composts production units

10.Forestation of streets, public places, and barren land.

11.Organization of continuous community awareness campaigns.

12.Restoration of archaeological and historical buildings and preparing it to be a tourist, intellectual and social activities center.

13.Restoration and rehabilitation of the old market.

14.Supporting crafts and heritage industries.

15.Rehabilitation of the city's sport stadium.

16.Establishment of recreational centers and clubs.

17.Establishment of a public library and a theater.

Implemented Projects

Beit Sahour Municipality has implemented several development projects, during the years 2007 to 2009, in addition to some projects that are currently under implementation.

Name of the activities and project implemented by the Municipality of Beit Sahour:

·         Construction of Sewage Lines.

·         The Holiday Ceremony for Lighting the Christmas tree.

·         Restoration of Mary’s Well (Bir as Sayidah).

·         Delivery of Health Services to Sub Homes.

·         Renovation of Qumsiyah’s House Building.

·         Employment of Labor Force.

·         Construction of Ground Floor for the Slaughterhouse.

·         Construction of First Floor for An Nasra Girls School.

·         Employment of Labor Force.

·         Construction of a Public Park.

·         The Motherhood and Childhood Building.

·         Furnishing Qumsiyah’s House.

·         Rehabilitation of ‘Osh Ghrab Park.

·         Establishment of Health Units in Beit Sahour Girls High School.

·         Rehabilitation of Roads.

·         Rehabilitation of Ush Ghurab Park.

·         Construction of Retaining Walls in the Catholics Housing Street.

·         Rehabilitation of Internal Streets.

·         Finishing the Orthodox Club Building.

·         Restoration of At Tasamoh School.

·         Christmas Ceremony for People with Special Needs.

·         Maintenance of Streets and Sidewalks.

·         Retaining Walls.

·         Rainwater Drainage.

·         Maintenance of the Lighting Network.

·         Maintenance of Sewage Lines.

·         Restoration of the Maintenance Center.

·         Ush Ghurab Park Project.

·         Emergency Project for the Rehabilitation of Municipal Services.

·         Labor Force Project.

·         Fuel supplying.

·         Center Project.

·         Rehabilitation of Areas of Direct Contact with the Palestine Development Conference’s Activities.

·         Rehabilitation of Jabal ad Deek Street.

·         The Prime Minister's Grant for Christmas $50000 Ministry Of Finance 2008 Rehabilitation of Ush Ghurab Street.

·         Rehabilitation of Al Mashhama and the Greek.

·         Orthodox Streets.

·         Construction of the Indoor Sport Hall.

·         Construction of Beit Sahour Commercial Complex.

Implemented projects between the year 2010 – 2013

Project Name Grant Value Donor Year
Rehabilitation of internal streets (plastics Street, Al Rishmawi Street, Al Ra’wat Street) in Beit Sahour 124,191.00  Euro Municipal Development and Lending Fund 2012
Installing sewerlinesin Beit Sahour 1,294,440  NIS Caritas / Jerusalem 2011-2012
Construction and finishing of Beit Sahour Municipal Complex   5166990 NIS Ministry of Finance 2010-2012
Building andfinishing the Nazareth extension 154,392.26  Euro PECDAR 2012
Building Beit Sahour Commercial Center (Mini- Center) 2,331,102.40 NIS CHF 2010-2011
  90,000 $ Ministry of Finance 2011
Rehabilitation of the Old City Square in the old town / Beit Sahour  440,000.00 Euro Italian Cooperation  Italian Donor Municipalities 2010-2011
Developing a mechanism for the management of domestic partnership 140,000.00 NIS German-Palestinian cooperationfor development 2011-2012
A project for building a chicken slaughterhouse 160,000.00 $ Internal Funding from Beit Sahour Municipality in cooperation with the Palestinian National Authority, through the Ministry of Local Government 2011-2012
Preparing for Christmas Celebrations 50,000$ Ministry of Finance 2011-2012
Building & finishing the extension of Al-tasamoh school building 1,826,027.00  NIS ANERA 2010-2011
Building capacity and equipment supply 129,000.00 USD CHF 2010-2011
Rehabilitation of Dar Abu Saada in Beit Sahour 745,770.00  NIS Centre for Cultural HeritagePreservation   2010-2011
Furnishing of Dar Abu Sa'ada in Beit Sahour 42,750.00 NIS British consulate in Jerusalem 2010-2012
Rehabilitation of the football field / area of the Islamic Association 160,000.00  USD Norway 2010-2011
Rehabilitation of the football field / Municipal Stadium area 155,000.00  USD Ministry of Youth andSports 2010-2011
Rehabilitation of internal roads in Beit Sahour / Region Islamic Association Area 161,729.00  Euro Municipal Development and Lending Fund 2010-2011
Job Creation 150,000.00  USD Ministry of Finance 2010-2011
A project to build a chicken slaughterhouse 160,000.00  USD Internal Funding from Beit Sahour Municipality in cooperation with the Palestinian National Authority, through the Ministry of Local Government 2011
Supply of equipment and tools / devices 25,000.00   USD UNRWA 2010-2011
Building theGym. sportshall 400,000.00  USD Ministry of Works 2010-2011
Preparation for Christmas Celebrations   50,000.00 USD Ministry of Finance 2011-2010
Rehabilitation of Internal Roads in Beit Sahour (Investment Conference) 50,000.00  USD Ministry of Finance 2010
Rehabilitation of the building devoted to public service center (OSS) 299,375.00   NIS CHF 2010
Installing of Mosaic tourism panels 18,000.00NIS The Bible Society 2010
Installing sewer lines in Beit Sahour 438,150.00  NIS Caritas / Jerusalem 2013
Rehabilitation of Dar Al-Shomali in Beit Sahour 273,831.06 NIS Italian Cooperation   2013
Rehabilitation of Dar Hilal in Beit Sahour 414,000.00 NIS SIDA 2013-2014
Rehabilitation of Beit Sahour internal Roads 975,325.40 NIS CHF (Global Communities) 2013-2014
The Construction of Skeleton /works for Shepherd’s Field  General Surgery Hospital 650,000.00 $ Human Appeal Int. UAE & Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development 2013-2014
Construction of Light Converted Handcrafts Workshops 245,000.00 $ The United Nations Development Programme/ Programme of Assitance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) 2013-2014
45,000.00 $ Beit Sahour Municipality 2013-2014

Projects

Beit Sahour Municipality has implemented a large number of projects during the past 20 years as these projects have addressed the different community sectors that are in included in the strategic development plan of the city.

Development Plans and Projects

 

Implemented Projects

 

Beit Sahour Municipality has implemented several development projects, during the years 2007 to 2009, in addition to some projects that are currently under implementation.

 

Name of the activities and project implemented by the Municipality of Beit Sahour:

 

·         Construction of Sewage Lines.

·         The Holiday Ceremony for Lighting the Christmas tree.

·         Restoration of Mary’s Well (Bir as Sayidah).

·         Delivery of Health Services.

·         Renovation of Qumsiyah’s House Building.

·         Employment of Labor Force.

·         Construction of Ground Floor for the Slaughterhouse.

·         Construction of First Floor for An Nasra Girls School.

·         Employment of Labor Force.

·         Construction of a Public Park.

·         The Motherhood and Childhood Building.

·         Furnishing Qumsiyah’s House.

·         Rehabilitation of ‘Osh Ghrab Park.

·         Establishment of Health Units in Beit Sahour Girls High School.

·         Rehabilitation of Roads.

·         Rehabilitation of Ush Ghurab Park.

·         Construction of Retaining Walls in the Catholics Housing Street.

·         Rehabilitation of Internal Streets.

·         Finishing the Orthodox Club Building.

·         Restoration of At Tasamoh School.

·         Christmas Ceremony for People with Special Needs.

·         Maintenance of Streets and Sidewalks.

·         Retaining Walls.

·         Rainwater Drainage.

·         Maintenance of the Lighting Network.

·         Maintenance of Sewage Lines.

·         Restoration of the Maintenance Center.

·         Ush Ghurab Park Project.

·         Emergency Project for the Rehabilitation of Municipal Services.

·         Labor Force Project.

·         Fuel supplying.

·         Center Project.

·         Rehabilitation of Areas of Direct Contact with the Palestine Development Conference’s Activities.

·         Rehabilitation of Jabal ad Deek Street.

·         The Prime Minister's Grant for Christmas $50000 Ministry Of Finance 2008 Rehabilitation of Ush Ghurab Street.

·         Rehabilitation of Al Mashhama and the Greek.

·         Orthodox Streets.

·         Construction of the Indoor Sport Hall.

·         Construction of Beit Sahour Commercial Complex.

 

Proposed Projects

Beit Sahour Municipality, in cooperation with the civil society organizations in the city and the city residents, looks forward to the implementation of several projects in the coming years, including:

 

1.     Rehabilitation of the public water network.

2.     Construction of rainwater harvesting cisterns.

3.     Completion of the sewage network construction project in order to serve the un-served residents, thus, getting rid of cesspits.

4.     Reclamation of agricultural lands and the development of additional water resources to be used for irrigation purposes.

5.     Rehabilitation and pavement of roads and the establishment of car parking.

6.     Establishment of a typical, healthy and licensed, slaughterhouse.

7.     Establishment of an industrial zone for handicrafts.

8.     Separation of organic household solid waste, treating it at the source, and reusing

9.     it as composts through the installation of domestic composts production units

10.  Forestation of streets, public places, and barren land.

11.  Organization of continuous community awareness campaigns.

12.  Restoration of archaeological and historical buildings and preparing it to be a tourist, intellectual and social activities center.

13.  Restoration and rehabilitation of the old market.

14.  Supporting crafts and heritage industries.

15.  Rehabilitation of the city's sport stadium.

16.  Establishment of recreational centers and clubs.

17.  Establishment of a public library and a theater.

Municipal Organizational Chart

Section Five

Projects and Development Programs

 

The strategic development projects are considered the essence of the strategic development planning for locality, as it works on achieving and completing its goals and vision on the ground as these objectives should be:

 

·         To harmonize with the strategic development cases and linked with one goal or more of the strategic goals that were identified and accomplished.

·         Provide the necessary resources or the ability to provide it in the future to execute these objectives.

·         Making sure that there are no obstacles (political, legal, geographical….etc) that might stand in the way of executing it.

·         The availability of a party that have the capability to implement it technically and administratively.

 

Strategic Development Framework

Key issues, developmental goals, indicators and proposed projects

1-    Issue: the weakness of the planning level and organizing the usage of lands in the recent structural plan.

Objectives: 1- Developing the structural plan for the city of Beit Sahour

                2- Organizing the construction operations and issuing licenses inside the

                         city of Beit Sahour

2-    Issue: Lack ofemergency servicesof all kinds.

Objective: The provision of emergency services, especially health and civil defense                     in the city.

3-    Issue: weakness ofcommunity cultureand citizenship.

Objective: supporting and developing the principles of community culture and citizenship.

4-    Issue: the weakness in the infrastructure of the culture and sport sector.

Objective: developing and improving the culture and sport sector in Beit Sahour.

5-    Issue: weakness of the infrastructure services (water, lighting, sanitation and roads)

Objectives:

1- Facilitate for the citizen to get water through a great quality and high                          efficiency.

2- Developing the sanitation network in the city.

3- Improving the internal and linking roads in the city.

4- Improving the quality of the lighting services in the city.

6-    Issue: weakness of the laws and regulations of health and environment sector and the lack of prevention.

Objective: developing and activating the laws of control on the health and environment sectors in the city.

7-    Issue: weakness in using the touristic, religious and historical sites and areas.

Objective: improving and developing the tourism sector in the city of Beit Sahour. 

8-    Issue: weakness of the teaching – learning environment.

Objective: improving and modifying the teaching-learning environment in the schools of Beit Sahour 

9-    Issue: the weakness of the services provided to people with disabilities.

Objective: improving and raising the level of services provided to people with disabilities in the city of Beit Sahour on a legal bases.

10- Issue: the weakness of the financial resources of the Municipality of Beit Sahour.

Objective: increasing the financial resources for Beit Sahour Municipality and using it in the proper way. 

11-  Issue: weakness of the institutional building for the Municipality of Beit Sahour and the civil community organizations.

Objective: developing and supporting the role of Beit Sahour Municipality and the civil community originations in the development process in the city.

 

 

 

 

 

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