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Jordan's Ministry of Environment is currently investigating alternative funding options for the establishment of an industrial wastewater treatment plant in Zarqa. The Jordan Times has reported that the Ministry is currently considering three financing options for the plant which is intended to treat wastewater from heavy industries in Zarqa. This comes as part of the ministry’s strategy to improve the environmental conditions in the area and deal with the pollution in the Zarqa river.
Speaking to the Jordan Times, ministry spokesperson Isa Shboul said "The plant is projected to treat one million cubic metres of industrial wastewater annually, produce around 840,000 cubic metres of biogas and generate 1,400 megawatts per hour".
A funding study undertaken by a World Bank team has proposed financing alternatives that include inviting private sector participation. One option being considered is to attract investment from the owners of the Zarqa factories that the wastewater plant is aimed at.