Sustainability Report 2014 - page 83

thlehem
Beit Sahour
hlehem
Beit Sahour
CorporateSocial
Responsibility
During 2012-2013 the efforts begun with the
restoration works at the Church of Nativity which
involved a major renovation of the roof while
preserving a large portion of the ancient structure.
Then, under the coordination of CCC Palestine, the
revitalization of Manger Square took place including
repairing damages, painting and cleaning the
surrounding area. Once Manger Square -the tourist
center of Bethlehem receiving around 15,000 tourists
annually- was revamped, preparations to celebrate
Christmas were made including decorations,
events and caroling all under the auspices of CCC
Palestine. Also, strong relationships were secured
with international organizations such as: European
Parliament, UNESCO, USAID and Arab Monitory Fund
and Welfare Association, aspiring to support BDI’s
mission.
Vision
Transform Bethlehem into a vibrant international
spiritual destination, by providing an infrastructure
which will promote sustainable economy and
improve the quality of life for residents.
StrategicObjectives
• Bethlehem to be restored as a lively spiritual
center true to its unique significance.
• Bethlehem to compare favorably with other
Holy cities worldwide.
• Bethlehem to be the epicenter for the practice,
experience, accumulation and dispersion of
the nature of everlasting peace for visitors from
around the world (irrespective of their spiritual
background)
MasterPlan
In line with the BDI vision and strategic objectives
a sustainable Master Plan has been created. It
strategically addresses the different areas of
Bethlehem’s development, incorporating elements
of economics, heritage, society, spirituality,
infrastructure and the built environment.
It aims to accomplish the below targets:
1. Emphasizing on and revitalizing the Arc of
Spirituality linking Bethlehem, Beit Jala, and Beit
Sahour
2. Enhance Bethlehem as a spiritual center of
Christianity
3. Develop Basic Infrastructure including Energy,
Water &Waste
4. Enhance quality of living through improved
Education, Safety, and Hygiene
5. Support community development through
economic initiatives
6. Advance culture & tourism in the urban district
7. Establish connectivity and accessibility through
a Transportation Master Plan
8. Improve the public realm and preserve heritage
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