Water ministry signs 79m-euro deal for wastewater treatment plant

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An undated photo of a wastewater treatment plant in Mafraq Governorate. (File photo: Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Thursday signed a 79.46-million-euro agreement to build a plant for the treatment and recycling of tankered wastewater in the eastern region of Ghabawi, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

The project is being co-financed through a 41.3-million-euro loan from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and a 30-million-euro grant from the European Union.

The facility will be designed and built by the Arab Towers Contracting Company, while CDM Smith Europe will serve as the project's technical supervisor for $1.24 million provided under a grant from the EBRD.

The plant will have a daily treatment capacity of 24,750 cubic meters and will be fed by wastewater tankers which will no longer offload at the Ain Ghazal treatment plant in Amman.

By reducing traffic and odors in the Ain Ghazal area, the project is expected to improve the region's environmental conditions and lessen the "biological load" on the Khirbet Al-Samra wastewater treatment facility, according to a ministry statement.

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