Bayt Mal Al-Quds Asharif Agency and the Governorate of al-Quds signed, on August 2, a cooperation agreement to support and empower Maqdessian families through small-scale productive projects.
The agreement, which was signed by the Agency’s programs and projects Coordinator in Al-Quds, Ismail Ramli, and Deputy Governor of Jerusalem, Abdellah Siam, aims to empower and assist families in the Holy City by supporting small-scale productive projects and empowering women in the Governorate, particularly those living under difficult economic conditions.
This agreement is part of Bayt Mal Al-Quds Agency’s activities and missions in the field under the personal supervision of His Majesty King Mohammed VI. The cost of the first phase of these support projects amounts to $ 60.000.
Intervening on this occasion, the Agency’s Managing Director, Mohamed Salem Echarkaoui, stated that the Agency has been fulfilling its commitments, per the High Directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, in his capacity as Chairman of Al-Quds Committee, by diversifying human development projects and supporting Maqdessian families in all regions of the city in coordination and partnership with the relevant Palestinian institutions, headed by the Governorate of Al-Quds.
Echarkaoui stressed that the work that the Governorate of Al-Quds carries out under difficult conditions, at times, in the service of the Holy City’s inhabitants, deserves the assistance of all support institutions based on a model tailored to the real needs of disadvantaged groups.
The Moroccan official also noted that there are successful models of partnership and cooperation between Bayt Mal Al-Quds Asharif Agency and Palestinian institutions in Al-Quds that merit attention because of their commitment to complying with the conditions and standards for awarding contracts approved by the Agency, which take into account the particularity of the Holy City.
For his part, the Deputy Governor of Jerusalem praised the efforts undertaken by the Agency to serve the Holy City’s institutions, per the Directives of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, Chairman of al-Quds Committee.
Siam also commended the agency’s working method, which is tailored to the needs of the Maqdessis and works to strengthen their resilience in the city, noting that this agreement paves the way for a series of future steps as part of continuous cooperation with the agency.