Minister, US envoy tour Jordan Valley projects

Minister, US Envoy tour JV projects
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AMMAN — Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohamad Najjar, accompanied by US Ambassador Henry T. Wooster, toured several projects in the Jordan Valley on Sunday to examine water resource conditions and efforts to improve water management and distribution.اضافة اعلان

The Jordan News Agency, Petra, said local officials briefed the minister on efforts underway to reduce water loss, planned projects to increase operational and maintenance efficiency and lower costs, and water system capacity.

Najjar was also briefed on the Tilal al-Thahab Station project, which is being upgraded as part of a $34-million Fixed Amount Reimbursement Agreement (FARA) activity funded bythe USAID.

He was also briefed on projects that would be implemented as part of FARA projects in several Jordan Valley areas to improve water efficiency and reduce water loss.

Najjar met with college students receiving training to advance their skills through USAID’s Training and Capacity Building Program while visiting a control center in Deir Alla.

The minister praised US government assistance for helping the water sector adapt to and respond to the extraordinary and pressing problems that have recently arisen in the Kingdom.

The US envoy praised Jordan’s efforts, and the water sector’s role in addressing challenges, reiterating the country’s commitment to further support Jordan and expanding cooperation prospects.

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