Nineteen people participated in the workshop, representing Um An-Nasser Municipality, BeitHanounMunicipality, BeitLahiaMunicipality, the Ministry of Public Works, the Environment Quality Authority, Act Against Hunger - Spain, Coastal Water Facility, UNRWA Department of Environmental Health, and OCHA. Other community figures from the north Gazadistrict also participated in the discussions.
The participants discussed the recent and current developments and problems of the NGTP and the future plans that aim to solve them and avoid new disasters in the village. In March 2007, one of the Plant's basins collapsed killing five people and creating an appalling health and environment impacts on the village.
They emphasized the necessity to find immediate and permanent solutions for these problems; especially by implementing the remainder of the construction of a new, modern sewage treatment planteast of Jabalia. This project has been suspended due to shortage of construction materials enforced by Israeli restrictions on movement. They also called for a recommencement of a previous back-up project linking the Plant with the sea and ensuring using it only when the need rises.
The residents of the village called on the Palestinian authorities, the UN and international donors to remove all the obstacles hindering the efforts to immediately solve their problem and transfer the Plant to a safer location.