National Water Carrier Project tender to be floated next year — Shboul

Faisal Al-Shboul
(File Photo: Jordan News)

AMMAN — Minister of Government Communications and government spokesperson Faisal Al-Shboul said that the National Water Carrier Project will be implemented through grants, soft loans and government budget, Hala News reported on Sunday.اضافة اعلان

He said that a tender for the multi-billion-dinar project is expected to be launched sometime next year, pointing out that consortia that plan to apply have requested a deadline extension to allow them to conduct technical studies for the project.

Shboul stressed that financiers’ confidence in the Jordanian economy prompted them to pledge all forms of assistance to the project, which will have a positive impact on the national economy by providing many jobs and supplying the capital, Amman, with more than 300 million cubic meters of water annually.

He said that the project is considered one of the government’s priorities, as it will secure drinking water for the growing population of the Kingdom.

Meanwhile, the head of the Agriculture and Water Committee at the House of Representatives, MP Mohammad Al-Alaqmah, said that five companies have expressed interest in the project.

He told Saraya News on Sunday that the date for submitting the tender will be at the end of this year, coinciding with the closure of financial studies of the project.

Alaqmah said that the project will be executed over five years, and that it is supposed to be launched by 2027. The cost of the project, he said, amounts to JD3 billion, of which Jordan will contribute between JD300 to JD400 million, and the rest will be covered by the company that wins the bid.

He stressed that this project is an absolute necessity and there is no alternative to it, given the difficult water situation Jordan is experiencing.

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