Home / France funds Jordan water upgrade projects
France funds Jordan water upgrade projectson Jan 2, 2013
Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation has this week agreed a US $60 million soft loan deal with the French government to help support a water upgrade project in the Greater Amman Municipality. The deal, reported by Jordan News Agency (Petra), will see the water firm Miyahuna restore the water network in the municipality ahead of the commencement of pumping from the southern Disi aquifers later this year.
Under the scheme, additional water lines will be installed, together with new water meters to help minimise water losses and ensure network efficiency.
Jafar Hassan, Minister of Planning and Cooperation, has said that Jordan will repay the loan over a 15 year period, and emphasised that the scheme will provide water to large section of his country’s citizens.
Recent news from Jordan has largely focused on power deals, as the country strives to meet growing electricity demand in the face of enormous domestic feedstock shortages. The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, back in September, announced that it was looking to help fund $360 million worth of projects in the Kingdom to help boost electricity capacity.
- ME hotels could save 2bn litres of water yearly
- Utility bills in Kuwait to reach $3.3bn in 2017
- Oman pilots reuse of water from fish factories
- Jail for landlords who switch off utility services
- Oman to extend piped water to 98% of homes by 2040
- QEWC capex set to jump to $2bn in 2016-18, Moody's
- Doosan to build $86mn desal plant in Kuwait$
- Osmoflo eyes Middle East expansion
- Oman to open six power and water projects by 2020
- Oman to build two mega water projects