Jordan’s scarce water sources must be protected — minister

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Ministry of Water and Irrigation. (File Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar said that Jordan’s scarce water resources must be protected to ensure that water continues to be supplied, and that the rule of law must prevail in the event of violations anywhere in the country. Inspection campaigns will be regularly carried out he added, according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

During his meeting with Director of the Royal Department for Environment and Tourism Protection of the Public Security Directorate (PSD) Fakhri Al-Qatarneh and several water sector representatives, Najjar said that the ministry and the Royal Department for Environmental and Tourism Protection carry out field missions to ensure that the water quality is maintained and protected, a move that was reflected in water situation in many regions, which has noticeably improved.

He stressed the need to increase and strengthen cooperation, and coordinate efforts with directorate in all regions of the Kingdom to ensure that the water transported in tanks is of quality, to catch violators, and to protect water resources, as well as to reduce water wastage in the entire country.

Qatarneh stressed that the PSD assigns various institutions and agencies the role of acting as an executive arm of state institutions to ensure the enforcement of the law and the protection of the interests of the nation.

PSD will never hesitate to take legal action to safeguard water resources which have been significantly depleted as a result of growing demand.

He noted that the ministry and the directorate will carry out campaigns in partnership with police agencies to monitor violations.

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