Water ministry signs $40m agreement to implement West Irbid Wastewater Project

Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammed Najjar signs a $40 million agreements for the implementation of West Irbid Wastewater Project. (Photo: Petra)
AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Wednesday signed a $40 million agreement to implement the West Irbid Wastewater Project, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The project, funded with loans and grants by the EU and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), will construct a wastewater network to provide more than 200,000 residents in Irbid governorate, 70km north of Amman, with sanitation services.

In a statement, Water Minister Mohammed Najjar highlighted the efforts of the ministry and the Water Authority in improving wastewater infrastructure in the northern regions and ensuring the sustainability of services in response to the influx of Syrian refugees.

“The project will kick off with three phases to serve 100,000 residents, while other phases will be offered at the beginning of next year,” he added.
Secretary-general of the Water Authority Bashar Bataineh said that the project’s implementation will start immediately, as the first, second, and third phases, worth $13.776 million, $11.891 million, and $14.5 million respectively, will be completed within 23 months. 

He added that the remaining phases will serve 17 other areas west of Irbid.

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