Aiming to help the Marshall Islands overcome its water shortage, the Ministry of Foreign of Israel is supplying a water purification vehicle to the Pacific nation. Representatives of Hadera-based G.A.L. Water Technologies Ltd.
, the company responsible for the development of the mobile unit, as well as Israeli government officials and the Honorary Consul of the Marshall Islands in Israel attended the launch ceremony for the desalination vehicle on 16 February 2015 in Hadera.
In addition to bringing the technology to the small country, the State of Israel is helping the Marshall Islands in the healthcare sector by providing other water-related support. G.A.L. Technologies will soon be sending a team of experts to the Marshall Islands to help train local staff members to operate the new system. Michael Ronen, Israel Ambassador to the Marshall Islands, expressed his excitement to see that Israel "reaches out to all nations, large and small, including the Marshall Islands." Copyright: G.A.L. Water Technologies Ltd.
Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Tzachi Hanegbi, who also attended the event, said he was pleased to be part of the launching of the first "desalination car" in the world. "When I was at a meeting with the heads of state of the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS) in Samoa, I met with the president of the Marshall Islands, who asked me to help his country," Hanegbi said. "This event brings together the most important fields of environment, health and desalination, while helping and mobilizing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to advance these issues and raise awareness around the world," he said.Translation courtesy The Jerusalem Post