Presidential Committee

Since its establishment through a presidential mandate in 2008, the Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Church of the Nativity has been responsible of providing an umbrella for the restoration works of the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem. The Presidential Committee is responsible for:

  • The follow up, management and monitoring and evaluation of the restoration works of the Church; including the surveys, assessment, design, tendering, selection of consultants and contractors, and any other task that is directly or indirectly related to the restoration works.
  • Coordination between the stakeholders of the property; i.e. the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem and the Custody of the Holy Land.
  • Coordination between all parties involved in the restoration works including the consultant and the selected contractor(s) for the implementation of the work.
  • Management of the financial resources and funds including the relations with the donors, budgeting of proposed interventions and payments for the consultants and contractor(s).

In addition, the Presidential Committee for the Restoration of the Church of the Nativity is currently involved in the preparation of the Management Plan for the World Heritage Site in Bethlehem and shall be the representing party of all stakeholders involved in the management of the Church of the Nativity.

Committee Members:

  • Ziad Al Bandak - Chairman 
  • Marwan Abdel Hamid
  • Varsen Aaghabekian
  • Nazmi Al Jubeh
  • Khouloud Daibes
  • Claudette Habash
  • Nabeel Kassis
  • Issa Kassissieh
  • Anton Salman

 

  • Imad Nassar: Committee Representative