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  • Sunday, January 1, 2006
  • Current Data and Conditions and Future Priorities of Palestinian Freight Transport
  • Published at:Not Found
  • This paper presents part of the findings of the World Bank sponsored study updating conditions of the transport sector in the Palestinian territories. This study focuses on the freight transport; conditions and needed development programs to enable it to play its role in the economy of the upcoming Palestinian state. Freight transport is currently road-based and fully privatized. The number of operating vehicles increased drastically after establishing the Palestinian National Authority. However, due to the current political conditions, which resulted in travel restrictions and road closures by the Israeli authorities, this number sharply declined and some freight companies closed operation. Sizeable percentages of operating vehicles and companies did not renew their registrations because of lack of enforcement and the economic depression. The Israeli imposed measures increased travel distances, time, and costs; therefore, freight transport experienced loss or severe decline in services. Israel controls borde
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  • Sunday, January 1, 2006
  • The Framework for the Development of a Medium-Term Transportation Program for an Economy in Transition: The Palestinian Case
  • Published at:Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2006 Paper #06-1995
  • This paper presents the framework for the development of the transportation sector in the Palestinian territories. These territories, which are evolving towards being an independent state before the end of 2005, after the planned Israeli withdrawal from Gaza Strip and parts of the northern West Bank starting August 2005, are considered to represent an economy in transition. The paper considers a medium-term developmental framework, which covers the various components of the multimodal physical transportation system, as well as the institutional infrastructure. The needs have been identified based on a diagnostic study of the conditions of the transportation system in the West Bank and Gaza Strip. The transportation infrastructure suffered for about 28 years of occupation since 1967, as well as for the past five years during the current crisis. The recent and expected considerable changes on the ground require reformulation of the transportation sector development strategies. The paper presents a suggested out
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  • Saturday, January 1, 2005
  • نحو ربط الطرق الفلسطينية مع شبكة النقل البري العربية
  • Published at:Porceedings of Arab Union Engineers Conference, Al-Manamah, Bahrain
  • تعرض الورقة مبررات و دواعي ربط شبكة الطرق في فلسطين مع شبكة النقل البري العربية, وذلك بعد أن فصلت عنها قصرا اثر الاحتلال الإسرائيلي للأراضي الفلسطينية . و مع امتداد سيطرة السلطة الوطنية الفلسطينية على ؟أجزاء من الأراضي الفلسطينية و مع الأمل بانشاء دولة فلسطينية على الأرض خلال العامين المقبلين, فانه لا بد من ربط هذه الدوله مع الدول العربية المجاورة, و ذلك من خلال ممرات و نقاط عبور بري ,ان مثل هذه الممرات والنقاط  ستسمح بالانتقال الميسر للأشخاص و البائع لك و إلى هذه الدول ، و منها إلى باقي الدول العربية والدول الأخرى . ولا يقتصر هذا الربط على الحركة من والى فلس
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