Wednesday, 16 May 2012

French cultural center in Gaza will cost USD 1.3 million

The coffers are empty but ... France is building a new cultural center in Gaza at a cost of around one million euros (USD 1.3 million).  France is the only country to have such a cultural center in Gaza.  
Model of the building
Source: Consulate General of France in Jerusalem:  Nouveau Centre Culturel Français de Gaza: premier convoi de matériaux. The first convoy of building materials crossed the border on 17 January 2012. 

Plans are under way to build a new 1,000 m2 building in 2008 on Charles de Gaulle Street, a main road in Gaza City. The structure will be built on a 2,000 m2 plot of land that was given to the CCF by the Palestinian National Authority. The new building is a direct response to the increasing demand for and growing popularity of the centre's activities over the years. It will also house the consular offices for visa and passport services as well as guest quarters for French visitors and artists who will come to participate in the planning and implementation of the centre's programmes.

1 comment:

Juniper in the Desert said...

Charles de Gaulle, the big French coward. So this is going to be a point where Hamas and other terrorists will get permission to go to France, on some sort of faux cultural assignment!!