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The Faculty of Engineering and IT at An-Najah University won 1st and 2nd places at Hassib Sabbagh & Said Khoury Engineering Award 2019.

The first place award went to "Wadi Qana Challenges Settlement" project conducted by student Hanan Qasrawi and supervised by Dr. Khalid Qamhieh from the Architectural Engineering Department. The project includes an urban planning, development and designing of service areas for users and visitors to Wadi Qana in Salfit Governorate.

The second place award went to a project on designing solar dryers system of sludge produced by the Western Wastewater Treatment Plant in Nablus. The project was conducted by students Itaf Shaablo, Noor Shabaro, Aya Odeh, Sujoud Dwikat and Maysoon Sholi from the Chemical Engineering and Energy and Environmental Engineering departments and supervised by Eng. Mays Shadeed from the Chemical Engineering Department. 

The announcement ceremony was held at the Arab American University, which was sponsored and attended by the Prime Minister Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh.

The ceremony was also attended by the Chairman of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction (PECDAR) Mohammad Abu Awad, the Chairman of the Prize Committee Eng. Walid Salman, Prof. Jalal Dabeek, Head of Palestinian Engineers Syndicate, and Eng. Suhail Al-Sabbagh, representing Al-Sabbagh and Khoury families, as well as other notable guests and attendees.

Established in 2015, the Hassib Sabbagh & Said Khoury Engineering Award approach is to look for models of architectural excellence that take into account various aspects such as design, improvement, community development, restoration, reuse, preservation of the environment, landscaping, open spaces and preservation of important sites in Palestine through the use of local resources and appropriate technology in a creative manner.   Through its activities, the Award seeks to encourage, appreciate and develop innovative concepts in the field of construction and engineering that meet the needs of the Palestinian society and its physical, social or cultural aspirations, support its presence in its territory and take into account its social and political characteristics. The award aims at encouraging engineering creativity, engineering companies and individual engineers to compete for the development of their works and designs for the benefit of construction and architecture in Palestine. 

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