Consul Géneral de France, Mr. Herve Magro visits the Bethlehem Industrial Estate to oversee the latest developments and future plans by BMIP.

22/10/2013 - The  French Consul Géneral, Mr. Herve Magro visited the Bethlehem Industrial Estate accompanied by Mr. Bruno Juet, Director of the French Development Agency (AFD) ,  and was received by the chairman of the BMIP, Dr. Samir Hazboun and Mr. Saqer Jerashi, BMIP board member and management team.

Dr. Hazboun briefed the Consul Géneral on the latest developments on the estate in terms of linking electricity, water, communications and other infrastructure services , and the latest developments run by BMIP engineers to start the road works and related internal infrastructure works.  He also overviewed all efforts done to develop and operate the BIE to provide a suitable environment in order to attract investments and new companies at various levels, despite the difficulties .

Dr. Hazboun added that BMIP has launched the tender for complete onsite  infrastructure works for the first phase and hoped that  implementation will start as soon as possible , in addition to the direct implementation of the solar energy project

Dr. Hazboun explained that works are advancing quite good in the industrial estate and that there are a number of investors who will soon establish their factories in different sectors: food products, wood, as well as the establishment of  modern printing house within the industrial estate , pointing out that these investments are promising and will be creating jobs.

On the other hand, Mr. Magro expressed that he saw today in as indication on the cooperation between France and Palestine on both private and public sectors, and that will help to create jobs.

He also expressed his full readiness to assist in every possible way, especially in the vision of joint ventures between French companies and the Palestinian ones.

For his part, Mr. Juet expressed his happiness to see the establishment of the first industrial building in the BIE, explaining that he was also pleased when he heard that there are  existing plans for two new factories who will start building their facilities soon.