Infrastructure Needs Program (INP)

Improving the lives of Palestinians by repairing and constructing key roads, schools and water systems.

Infrastructure in the West Bank and Gaza suffers from years of neglect and lack of investment. Blumont is addressing the situation by repairing and constructing key roads, schools, and water systems. Additionally, Blumont is improving the Palestinian economy and strengthening the foundation of Palestine through its numerous infrastructure construction and rehabilitation projects. The USAID-funded Infrastructure Needs Program II (INP II) focuses on large-scale infrastructural projects including rehabilitating road networks, building major water facilities, constructing water distribution systems, developing wastewater facilities and constructing schools and other infrastructure. Through the program, Blumont and other implementing partners construct and rehabilitate critical infrastructure that promote economic growth and improve the quality of life for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza.

In an effort to strengthen educational infrastructure, the program constructed three schools in the district of Hebron, serving more than 2,000 students, teachers and administrative staff.

Blumont and its partners also completed 45 road construction and rehabilitation projects with a combined length of 164 miles. These projects serve hundreds of communities and an estimated two million beneficiaries throughout the West Bank.

Water infrastructure improvement initiatives included construction of seven Water Task Orders in the West Bank including deep water production well drilling and rehabilitation, water networks, reservoirs, balancing tanks, and distribution pipelines. Additionally, Blumont procured, lined, coated and delivered 120 miles of water pipes, which are used by the Palestinian Water Authority for water distribution networks in various Palestinian communities, benefiting an estimated 100,000 Palestinians.

The INP program has continued through the Middle Area Desalination Plant Expansion Project (DESAL), which provides an expansion to the existing Middle Area Desalination Plant in Gaza by 3,400 cubic meters of treated, potable water per day. The water will be immediately available on a daily basis for the serviced population in the Gaza Strip Middle Governorates, including Dier Al Balah city, and will serve more than 81,000 people including Deir Al Balah refugee camp. Work includes new seawater intake beach well pumps, a desalination plant, brine outfall and desalinated drinking water conveyance to an existing blending and storage reservoir for further distribution to the middle area.