Minister, UNDP official discuss Kingdom’s water challenges

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AMMAN Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Al-Najjar on Thursday discussed ways to address Jordan's water challenges with Resident Representative of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) Sherry Anderson and Representative of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Nabil Assaf.اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, Najjar lauded the UNDP's interest in Jordan's water sector and highlighted the Kingdom’s role as one of the largest refugee-hosting countries due to the region's conflicts over the past years, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.

Najjar also noted the UNDP's efforts to address the effects of climate change and drought, challenges that have contributed to a decline in water quantities available for drinking and agricultural purposes. These challenges have had a heightened impact in Jordan, where rainy seasons in recent years have witnessed low rates of precipitation.

The minister expressed the government's appreciation for the UNDP's support to the Kingdom in facing these and other difficulties.

For her part, Anderson affirmed the UN’s interest in expanding cooperation with Jordan and supporting the water sector's plans to implement sustainable projects, improve water and sanitation services, and curb the impact of climate change.

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