National Carrier Project funds secured

Details to be announced on Independence Day

Faisal Shboul
Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Al-Shboul. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — An official source said that the government has secured most of the funds needed for the National Carrier Project through grants and loans, in preparation for the start of implementation.اضافة اعلان

The source added to Jo24 in a report on Saturday that the coalitions that applied to obtain bid copies have made a field tour last Sunday of the project’s area in preparation for submitting financial offers.

The source said that the government will announce all details related to the project and the first stages of implementation on Independence Day, noting that Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh will unveil a set of strategic projects on that day.

Minister of State for Media Affairs Faisal Al-Shboul, who is also the government spokesperson, said earlier that among the projects that will be announced are the National Carrier, the new administrative city project, and others.

The Aqaba-Amman desalination and water transport project is a strategic project and a top priority to provide the Kingdom’s population of 11 million with drinking water at about 300 million cubic meters of desalinated water annually.

The project includes an intake plant to be based on the southern shore of Aqaba, a desalination and pumping station in Aqaba, and a 450-kilometre pipe line.

Last April it was announced that donors had pledged $1.830 billion in grants and loans. The project’s initial cost is estimated at JD2 billion.

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