Nablus

Name Of City/Municipality

Nablus / Nablus Municipality

Region Mouhafaza-District - Casa

NABLUS Governorate  , with Nablus city , as the capital of the governorate 


Located in the north of the West Bank –approximately 49km north of Jerusalem 

Population

190,000 (2012)

Area

29 km2

Name Of Mayor

H.E. Eng. Sameeh Rawhi Tubaila

Contact

OM phone :+972(9) 2379313 - Email: mskilani@nablus.org
OM phone :+972 (9) 2398004 - Email: yahya.arafat@nedco.ps

Website

nablus.org
nedco.ps

Main Features: Cultural Or Historic Status / Tourism Attractions / Natural Sites

The history and culture of Nablus is characterized by historical and cultural continuity, as well as diversity and uniqueness. Its almost 2,000-year long history gave it the title of “Uncrowned Queen Of PALESTINE”. The reason for this seems to go back to the nature of its important geographical strategic  location , and  beautiful nature.

Main Economic Activities (Industrial, Agriculture)

Nablus was and continues to be, one of the most important economic centers in Palestine. The main economic activity of the city is agriculture. Yet, there are in Nablus unique traditional industries that continue to operate, such as the production of soap, olive oil, and handcrafts. Other industries include furniture production, tile production, stone quarrying, textile manufacturing, traditional sweets and leather tanning

Sustainable development challenges

The most important on –going projects now are :

1. Construction of treatment plant – KFW- 42,OOO,000 Euro
2. Energy Generating from the western treatment plant –KFW- 2,000,000Euro
3. Extension of the strategic structural plan
4. Rehabilitation of water networks and construction of reservoirs among the project of reducing the wastage of water – KWF -20,000,000Euro
5. The Decision to produce electricity by implementing pilot solar planets on public buildings
6. Investments in high efficient lighting system (LED –Fixtures( for main street.

Energy Conditions / Challenges

Nablus city as other cities and villages in Palestine rely almost totally on Israel to satisfy their energy needs. This is due to the lack of natural resources, the political situation, and the continuous growth in energy demands. Therefore, investments in sustainable energy and energy efficiency and conservation measures must  be undertaken