ACTNews, GAZA – Construction of Lumbung Air Wakaf (LAW) in Gaza, Palestine, continues to be accelerated. After the foundation of the two-story building was erected, Aksi Cepat Tanggap (ACT) team and construction volunteers in Gaza began painting the walls of the building. The excavation of wells and the installation of pipes to extract water from the ground were also started.
As of September, the construction phase has reached 65 percent. If the construction is able to continue without a hitch, it is estimated that Lumbung Air Wakaf will be completed in November 2021.
“Construction of Lumbung Air Wakaf become a great job opportunity for workers in Gaza because from the start of the construction process until it is finished and operational will involve Palestinians. Insha Allah, this LAW can be their place to get income," said Said Mukaffiy from ACT’s Global Humanity Response team, Thursday (9/23/2021).
Mukaffiy explains that the building, which stands on an area of 500 square meters, has two floors. The ground floor will be used to place the engine, panels, and tanks. The second floor will be used as an administration room, pantry, and toilet.
LAW built in Alkarama, east of Jabalia, north Gaza can produce up to 100,000 liters of clean water every day. Water from there will also be packaged with a production amount of up to a thousand bottles per day. In addition, Lumbung Air Wakaf is a place for refilling Humanity Water Tanks which will travel around Gaza to distribute clean water to houses.
Hopefully, this LAW can solve the clean water crisis that has hit Gaza residents badly. The majority of Gazans still drink water with quality below the average health standard. The water they drink often comes from polluted water sources.
"In addition to being a solution to the community's drinking water needs, LAW will also become education to introduce the public about waqf. People will see and experience about the program resulted from the management of waqf funds," concluded Mukaffiy.