Al-Quds University, represented by its president Dr. Imad Abu Kishek, and the Palestinian businessman from Jerusalem, Samir Adel Aweidah, have signed a cooperation and financing agreement to establish a solar power station at the university as part of Aweidah’s project to develop solar energy in the city of Jerusalem.
According to the agreement, Aweidah will provide a total of one and a half million dollars to construct the solar power station at Al-Quds University, one of the major Palestinian institutions in the city of Jerusalem.
Dr. Abu Kishek expressed his gratitude to Aweidah for his generous donation, which is part of a comprehensive development vision aimed at promoting clean energy alternatives and investing in them to achieve pioneering leaps in the university’s infrastructure, services, academic aspirations, and development.
Dr. Abu Kishek emphasized the importance of this project for the holy city, as it will drive it towards progress in energy, economy, and development, which is what the university seeks to achieve through its social vision aimed at promoting leadership and investment as a means of driving the city’s economy and improving its situation in all areas.
The two parties discussed the stages of the project before launching it, and developing the partnership to enhance the energy sector in Palestine and its holy city, particularly the economy.
Al-Quds University seeks to achieve empowerment and development in the holy city through its multiple partnerships, centers, and developmental projects in Jerusalem, in order to develop the city’s services and economy and achieve financial stability by creating job opportunities and supporting private projects for Jerusalem’s residents.
Samir Adel Aweidah is one of the active Palestinian businessmen in charity work, especially related to the city of Jerusalem, where he was born in 1934, studied at its schools, and was forcibly displaced by the occupation authorities along with his family. He graduated from the National College in Ramallah, worked in the Jordanian Ministry of Social Affairs, then moved to work in the field of translation and editing in Saudi Arabia, and in the news department at Kuwait Radio House. In the early 1970s, he founded “Gulf Development & Construction – INMA” and remained its chairman of the board of directors until the end of 2011.