Last Sunday, a ceremony attended by representatives of the Civil Administration was held celebrating the completion of an electricity project in the village of Um Reyhan. Um Reyhan is a small Palestinian village (approximately 500 residents) near the city of Jenin in Area C.
Sunday’s (30.01.11) completion of the principle staff work which was initiated and conducted by the Civil Administration, and the infrastructural implementation on behalf of the Israel Electricity Company (funded by the Civil Administration) in the village of Um Reyhan.
This step was taken by the Civil Administration upon the request of the village leaders. The Civil Administration facilitated the staff work as well as the preparation of the master plans which resolved issues of land, infrastructure, and building expansion in the village.
It should also be emphasized that the Civil Administration usually authorizes the connection of electricity only to those villages with valid master plans, after the implementation of the relevant processes and the transfer of the relevant funds, via the Palestinian Ministry of Energy or the residents of the village. However, in the aforementioned case, the Civil Administration decided to deviate from the norms and standard practices, in order to provide for the specific needs of the residents.
The Civil Administration will continue to act and invest in complete cooperation with the relevant local authorities to ensure that all such needs are provided for.