$10m project hopes to reduce water loss from King Abdullah Canal

4. King Abdullah Canal
People swim in the King Abdalla Canal on May 31, 2013. (Photo: Wikimedia Commons)
AMMAN — The Jordan Valley Authority (JVA) and USAID on Tuesday signed a $10.45 million agreement to upgrade 12km of the northern section of King Abdullah Canal and reduce water loss, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

USAID will contribute $9.5 million to the three-year project, while the JVA will contribute $950,000. JVA Secretary-General Manar Mahasneh and USAID acting mission director Margaret Spears signed the project agreement.

The King Abdullah Canal loses approximately 25.4 percent of its water to leaks, illegal usage, and evaporation. The project aims to reduce this water loss, improve water resource efficiency, and upgrade the infrastructure of the water network, with the ultimate goal of providing 3.3 million cubic meters of water per year for drinking and irrigation and repairing distribution lines and irrigation networks.

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