UK-funded wastewater treatment plant opens in Fuheis

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AMMAN — British Deputy Ambassador to Jordan Helen Fazey inaugurated on Tuesday a prototype solar-powered wastewater treatment plant in Fuheis, north of Amman, developed with funding from the UK’s Newton-Khalidi Fund.اضافة اعلان

Jordanian engineering students worked with industrial partners from the UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Jordan’s Industrial Research and Development Fund to design and build this innovative plant. They brought together expertise through a UK-Jordan joint initiative with a core focus on fostering innovation in energy-efficient and cost-efficient wastewater treatment technology.

The project was implemented by De Montfort University from the UK and Al-Balqaa Applied University in Jordan.

“Today, we see the success of a UK-Jordan collaboration between industry and academia addressing an issue of key importance to Jordan. The project supports Jordan’s aspiration to meet 11 percent of water demand through wastewater treatment plants by 2025.,” Fazey said.

The Newton-Khalidi Fund is underpinned by an agreement between the Ministry of Planning and the UK Department for Business, Energy, and Industrial Strategy, according to a statement.

The fund was launched at the 8th World Science Forum in November 2017. It is designed to promote economic development and social cohesion in Jordan by supporting research collaboration between Jordanian and UK-educated and trained scientists, researchers, and engineers.

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