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05ABUDHABI4262
2005-10-10 14:49:00
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Embassy Abu Dhabi
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UAE MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR KHALIFA BIN

Tags:   PREL  EAID  KPAL  KWBG  GZ  TC 
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UNCLAS        ABU DHABI 04262

SIPDIS
CXABU:
    ACTION: POL
    INFO:   PAO DCM RSO AMB MEPI P/M ECON

DISSEMINATION: POL
CHARGE: PROG

APPROVED: CDA:MQUINN
DRAFTED: POL:RBASSIL
CLEARED: POL:JMAYBURY

VZCZCADI772
RR RUEHC RUEHDE
DE RUEHAD #4262 2831449
ZNR UUUUU ZZH
R 101449Z OCT 05
FM AMEMBASSY ABU DHABI
TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC 1941
INFO RUEHDE/AMCONSUL DUBAI 5486
						UNCLAS ABU DHABI 004262 

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E.O. 12958: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID KPAL KWBG GZ TC
SUBJECT: UAE MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR KHALIFA BIN
ZAYED CITY IN GAZA

UNCLAS ABU DHABI 004262

SIPDIS

E.O. 12958: DECL: N/A
TAGS: PREL EAID KPAL KWBG GZ TC
SUBJECT: UAE MINISTER LAYS FOUNDATION STONE FOR KHALIFA BIN
ZAYED CITY IN GAZA


1. On October 8, the UAE Minister of Information and Culture,
Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed al-Nahyan, laid the foundation stone of
the $100 million residential area in Gaza, Khalifa bin Zayed
City, funded by the UAE and which will house 25,000 persons in
3,500 apartments in Rafah city.


2. KHALIFA BIN ZAYED CITY WILL REPLACE THE ISRAELI MORAG
SETTLEMENT, AND WILL PROVIDE URBAN FACILITIES SUCH AS PARKS,
GREENBELTS, INFRASTRUCTURE, TEN SCHOOLS, SIX KINDERGARTENS, A
VOCATIONAL ACADEMY, FOUR LOCAL CLINICS, A CENTRAL CLINIC, TWO
CULTURAL CENTERS, A LIBRARY, FOUR COMMERCIAL CENTERS, A
COMMERCIAL MALL, A LOCAL MARKET, FIVE MOSQUES, A PUBLIC
TRANSPORTATION STATION, A HEADQUARTERS FOR THE MUNICIPAL COUNCIL,
AND A LARGE ARENA FOR SPORTS AND PUBLIC GATHERINGS.


3. IN AN ADDRESS BEFORE A CROWD THAT INCLUDED PNA CHAIRMAN
MAHMOUD ABBAS, SHEIKH ABDULLAH REAFFIRMED THE UAEG'S "CONTINUING
ASSISTANCE TO PALESTINIANS' REBUILDING EFFORTS CULMINATING IN THE
ESTABLISHMENT OF THE PALESTINIAN STATE WITH ITS CAPITAL IN
JERUSALEM." HE URGED PALESTINIANS TO UNITE AND ENGAGE IN
INTERNAL DIALOGUE THROUGH THE PNA, IN ORDER TO RESOLVE THEIR
DIFFERENCES AND STRENGTHEN THEIR POSITION. KHALIFA BIN ZAYED
CITY IS THE UAE'S THIRD ASSISTANCE PROJECT FOLLOWING ZAYED MOSQUE
AND ZAYED CITY, WHICH WERE INAUGURATED EARLIER THIS YEAR IN THE
GAZA STRIP.

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