National Water Carrier Project making significant headway — Mahamid

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AMMAN — The National Water Carrier Project, a prospective Amman-Aqaba water conveyance venture, is making significant progress in funding, mobilization and completion of technical procedures, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Water and Irrigation Jihad Mahamid was quoted by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, as saying on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

Mahamid said that the project will be conducted using a build-operate-transfer (BOT) model, adding that five prequalified consortia have been selected to present their proposals.

Bidders’ offers will be presented by the end of the year, and financial, and all other procedural requirements will have to be completed before the project could begin, he said, stressing that the desalination of the Red Sea water is the only national, safe, and sustainable source of water.

The project is part of the government’s Economic Priorities Program (2021-2023), he said, adding that several meetings with international multilateral financiers were held to discuss the project.

On March 16, the ministry sent a request for proposal (RFP) for the construction of the 450-km pipeline project that will pump over 300 million cubic meters of desalinated seawater annually from the Red Sea port of Aqaba to Amman and elsewhere across the Kingdom. 

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