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Will Gaza soon have its own aquatic city?

The Gazan government is seeking to attract more tourists to the Gaza Strip through its new project to build a first-of-its-kind aquatic city and fish park at Gaza’s seaport.
A Palestinian boy carries a container containing fish as he works with fishermen at the seaport of Gaza City September 26, 2016. Picture taken September 26, 2016. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - RTSPO9E
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GAZA CITY, Gaza Strip — Funded by the Qatar Charity association, the Ministry of Agriculture in the Gaza Strip started on Sept. 20 a project aimed at building an aquatic city in the fishing port of Gaza City in cooperation with the Ministry of Transport and Communications, which allocated a plot of land for the construction of the project. The project should be ready by mid-2017.

The project is the first of its kind and will serve as a recreational center and park. It will also serve as a museum showcasing all kinds of fish. This park will enable experts and researchers to carry out new research on fisheries and the mechanisms adopted by fishermen. It will also serve as a place to develop scientific research in the field of fisheries.

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