The Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics (PCBS), in cooperation with the Office of the People's Republic of China, announced the completion of the rehabilitation of the Data Center at PCBS Headquarters in Ramallah City on 25 January 2021. The Data Center was rehabilitated by a financial support fund from the Office of the People's Republic of China.
In line with PCBS’s aim to establish a well-integrated and comprehensive IT infrastructure to better serve stakeholders and data users, the Data Center will facilitate the transformation of PCBS’s data collection towards mobile and GIS based techniques and data dissemination to new interactive web applications supported by GIS.
At the inaugural ceremony, H.E. Dr. Ola Awad, President of PCBS, indicated that this cooperation confirms the strong belief and trust of the Office of the People's Republic of China in statistical data as a key tool for evidence-based decision-making and a driver for societal change.
On his part, H.E. Mr. Guo Wei, the Representative of the People's Republic of China Office in Palestine, emphasized that this cooperation established on a long-standing partnership between the PCBS and the Office of the People's Republic of China aimed at enhancing statistics in Palestine to inform policy and decision making and ultimately improving the IT infrastructure at PCBS.
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