Planning Minister calls on GCC to support National Water Carrier Project

(Photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Nasser Shraideh emphasized the importance of providing funding for the National Water Carrier Project, a statement by the ministry, and carried by the Jordan News Agency, Petra, said on Tuesday.اضافة اعلان

During a meeting with Ambassadors of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries to Jordan, attended by Mohammad Najjar, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Shraideh presented a brief on the project as a strategic priority for Jordan’s water security in light of persisting water challenges. 

“The Aqaba-Amman desalination and water transport project, regarded as the most important national investment as part of the 2021-2023 economic priorities program, will provide 300 million cubic meters of desalinated water a year,” he said.

Shraideh also familiarized the envoys with the government’s financial contribution to the project, noting that several friendly countries have expressed their desire to provide financial grants. “The US will also draw the project’s preliminary designs, and lay out its environmental and social impact supported by the European Investment Bank,” he added.

For his part, Najjar briefed the meeting on the Kingdom’s challenges, mainly the supply network losses and inefficient water use, and explained the urgent need for the project, its components, and it's technical aspects.

GCC Ambassadors praised the Jordanian model in adopting targeted reforms, affirming their countries’ understanding of the development challenges facing the Kingdom. They also expressed their interest in supporting Jordan’s water security efforts.

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