Water rights are a red line — ministry

5. Water Rights
A general view of the Yarmouk River on April 14, 2022. (File photo: Ica Wahbeh/Jordan News)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation stressed that Jordan’s water rights are sacred, and a red line that no one can ignore, or fail to guarantee or obtain according to Al-Mamlaka TV.اضافة اعلان

In a press statement on Tuesday, the ministry added that it is following up on the implementation of all water agreements with neighboring countries in a way that guarantees Jordan’s water rights and takes into account the climate changes taking place in the world, and their impact on the water resources, especially in the Middle East.

“We understand the decline in the available water quantities as a result of climate change, water scarcity, and other challenges the sector faces, and will continue to work to ensure water security in all regions and meet the growing needs,” said the ministry statement.

In a previous statement, Water Minister Mohammad Al-Najjar had said that Jordan had asked Syria to provide the Kingdom with 30 million cubic meters of water, a request that was rejected “due to the weather conditions and the political situation in southern Syria”.

The ministry further said that it started implementing water and sanitation projects to raise the level of services provided, which cost $700 million for sanitation, and $100 million to change water networks and tanks, and completed projects to improve networks and reduce waste, which cost some $350 million. It also follows up on the National Water Carrier Project, and expects to receive bids from the five qualified consortiums by the end of the current year and move forward with this strategic project.

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