18 February 2016: A. General Manager of the Municipal Development and Lending Fund, Hazem kawasmi, met with the KFW Regional Manager Dr. Günter Roos to discuss MDLF Different programs including the one supported by KFW with focus on the new intervention in area c.
Mr. Kawasmi welcomed the visiting delegation and expressed MDLF deep gratitude for the aid and support provided by the KFW to the Palestinian people. He underscored the productive partnership with the KFW and commended the efforts made to reinforce local government units. He also reiterated the necessity to enhance cooperation into new areas and programs. MDLF provided detailed presentation of its programs and projects, implemented by West Bank and Gaza Strip municipalities.
A long discussion started on the needs of municipalities for the coming period and development of the local government sector in Palestine.
In the end, Dr. Günter Roos expressed his admiration and appreciation of the programs achieved by MDLF and confirmed KFW'S intent to continue supporting MDLF and its efforts to develop the local government sector in Palestine and provide a better life for the Palestinians.