PM visits service institutions, development projects in Zarqa

(Photo: Petra)
Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh conducts a field inspection tour in Zarqa Governorate on Thursday. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — In implementation of Royal directives to intensify field work to serve citizens, Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh on Thursday began a series of field inspection tours to public service institutions and development projects across the Kingdom, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

Starting his field tours with a visit to Zarqa Governorate, the PM was briefed on the progress of two projects: the construction of a Zarqa ecological park and the rehabilitation of the "Pepsi Pool" cesspit. Following the project briefings, Khasawneh inspected Prince Faisal Governmental Hospital.

Cesspit drainage projectAmman Mayor Youssef Al-Shawarbeh posted a video on Thursday about the the “Pepsi Pool” cesspit, which he described as “an environmental problem that has been ongoing for 40 years”, Hala News reported on Thursday.

At the beginning of 2022, the Greater Amman Municipality began implementing a “radical and final solution” to the problem through a project titled “Rehabilitation of the Pepsi Pool infrastructure: phase one” to remove the accumulated stagnant water from the pond and return the drainage water to its natural course in the Zarqa River.

The project will accomplish this by digging a conveyor line to transport rainwater from Wadi Marka and Hittin camp, creating an irrigation tank to water nearby trees and plants, and establishing a rainwater drain to empty the pool.

With a cost of JD12 million, funded by a grant and a loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the project is 48 percent complete and will be finished before the end of the year, Shawarbeh said.

Ecological park During Khasawneh’s tour of the ecological park, a project implemented according to Royal initiatives, he directed the managers to expedite its completion and inauguration as an outlet for Zarqa's people and the surrounding areas.

The PM also instructed the project managers to ensure that the park’s amenities and services are readied ahead of its inauguration, namely parking lots, transportation services, and public safety infrastructure.

The PM was briefed by the mangers on the project’s progress, which currently stands at about 96 percent complete.

The park is being constructed on a plot of land measuring approximately 74 dunums, as part of the "Phosphate Hills Rehabilitation" project, at a total cost of JD2.5 million.

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