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JD1.5m agreement signed to implement energy conservation program

At Aqaba hotels

(Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources' Jordan Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Fund (JREEEF) and Aqaba Special Economic Zone Authority (ASEZA) on Thursday signed an agreement to implement energy conservation projects worth JD1.5 million within the framework of the first phase of the energy saving program for Aqaba hotels, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The agreement, part of the government's plans to support Aqaba hotels, was signed by JREEEF Chairman / Minister of Energy Saleh Kharabsheh, and ASEZA head Nayef Bakheet.

During the signing ceremony, the financial contributions of the various sides were determined to implement the project, which JREEEF and ASEZA will share by 50% each.

Meanwhile, the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) will grant JD100,000 to carry out energy audit studies for beneficiary hotels and offer logistical and technical support for the project's implementation in partnership with JREEEF.

Kharabsheh, in press remarks following the agreement signing, stressed the importance of these energy-efficiency programs in achieving "significant" saving rates in energy consumption for the targeted facilities and increasing their competitiveness.

These programs also improve the service quality, which is a key objective of the ministry's JREEEF to achieve the national goals set in the National Energy Efficiency Action Plan for Jordan (NEEAP), he noted.

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