The UK Government has pledged $11.8m in support for the construction of a water desalination plant in Gaza, Palestine, which isone of three projects that make up the ‘Desalination Facility for the Gaza Strip’ scheme.

According to Palestinian News Agency, Wafa, Mazen Ghneim, head of Palestinian Water Authority (PWA), made the announcement during the opening of an international conference on the water desalination in the Gaza Strip.

He said PWA had completed a “large part of the plan” for the scheme, which consists of three integrated projects.