Dr. Nu’man Amro, Mayor of Dura held a meeting with Director General of MDLF Dr. Tawfiq Al-Budairy and Mr. Nasser Al-Shaikh, director of the International Cooperation Agency of the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) in the West Bank. The meeting was attended by several municipal council members and officials of the local economic development at the municipality. Dr. Al-Budairy congratulated the newly elected mayor of the Municipal Council on assuming his duties, and assured him of the continued partnership between MDLF and the Municipality, and noted that the Dura Municipality was chosen among five municipalities for their distinguished efforts at institutionalizing the Local Economy Development Unit in the first phase.
Mayor Amro assured the attendees that the Municipality of Dura is fully aware of the importance the Municipality has to play in developing the city economically, and that the Municipality and all its staff are willing to cooperate fully with all related parties and partners to support and develop the local economy, and that Dura Municipality will be in the forefront of local economy development.
On his part, Mr. Al-Shaikh expressed full willingness to cooperate with the Municipality, and noted that the next development program will be defined by the impact of the Local Economy Development Unit has, and its contribution in the economic development of the city. He added that the Municipality of Dura was, and still is distinguished in its partnership with the Association of Netherlands Municipalities (VNG) in the development and institutionalization of local economic development.