115m euro loan to rehabilitate King Abdullah Canal

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An undated photo of the King Abdullah Canal. (Photo: Flickr)


AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation and the German KfW Development Bank signed on Monday an agreement under which the bank will provide a 115 million euro loan to implement three parts of a climate protection project for the rehabilitation of the 65-kilometer northern part of King Abdullah Canal, Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.


Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjar, who inked the deal with KfW Amman office Director Mark Schwiete, said the project will pump some 10 million cubic meters of water annually for 300,000 people, and help reduce water loss and energy costs.


He said the water sector and the Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation are seeking more funding for new water projects that boost the efficiency of water services “in light of the exceptional circumstances and mounting challenges”.


The project will supply additional drinking water to several regions and irrigation water to the Jordan Valley, said the minister.


He commended Germany’s support, which will significantly contribute to the ministry’s plans to address various challenges.



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