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India to finance national printing press in Palestine

Image of Palestinian Minister of Finance and Planning, Shukri Bishara [Utenriksdepartementet UD/Flickr]
Palestinian Minister of Finance and Planning, Shukri Bishara [Utenriksdepartementet UD/Flickr]

The Palestinian Minister of Finance, Shukri Bishara, and India’s Cosmas International Company yesterday signed a contract for the construction of a national printing press in Palestine.

Bishara said in a statement that the national printing press will be financed by India and will cost $5 million.

Palestinian Authority (PA)-owned Wafa News Agency reported that Ahmad Assaf, the General Supervisor of the Palestinian Official Media, attended the signing ceremony and said there was a need for this printing press to print Al-Hayat Al-Jadida newspaper, governmental and official documents, as well as books.

Assaf added that work for the construction of a national printing press started several years ago with efforts mainly from the Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.

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