Taybeh October Fest held Oct 1-2, 2005, a first
time event in Palestine was hosted on the grounds of
the municipality boosting the local economy by selling
products produced in Taybeh to over 8,000 visitors including
many dignitaries. Festival sponsors were IOCC;
UNDP/PAPP; KAS; Representative Office of Germany and
personal support of the Belgium Consul.
Contacted Riwaq, Centre for Architectural Conservation,
to protect the identity of the old city of Taybeh starting
with a survey determining how the ancient homes can
be preserved funded by SIDA.
A dinner meeting was hosted by the municipality for
all Taybeh residents living in the Diaspora who were
visiting Taybeh in the summer of 2005 to encourage people
to return and invest in their homeland possibly helping
the municipality create income generating projects.
Twin city cooperation with the Italian cities of Assisi
and Marsala to strengthen educational, social, cultural
and economic aspects of life.
A new worker was assigned to the Taybeh cemetery to
maintain the grounds funded by Mr. Jalal Mansour of
Taybeh. A guard was hired for the olive tree groves
to protect the agricultural areas in the village.
Fifty street lights were added for streets needing
The function hall of the municipality was furnished
with chairs, tables, small kitchen and refrigerators
to host special events.
The mayor’s office was renovated, creating an additional
secretarial office & new windows.
Protecting newly paved road in an upcoming residential
neighborhood by pouring concrete on both sides of the
street and repairing all pot holes throughout the village.
Educational and musical events were organized including
performances by the Bible Society, Spafford Children’s
Center, and Kamajati Orchestra.
Updated all building permits and issuing new permits
according to municipality standards and rules thereby
avoiding building violations. Furthermore, the
engineering department prepared a major town plan mapping
all streets and identifying Taybeh boarders.
Prepared many proposals directed to NGOs dealing with
infrastructure to especially get help with new roads,
expansion of water lines and electricity. Trying
to match needed projects with international donor support.
Thank you to all who support Taybeh and help us to network
in giving better services.