23.5 million deal to upgrade networks in northern Irbid

In this undated photo, the Ministry of Water can be seen. The IACC referred to public prosecution a case of suspected corruption involving former officials at the ministry. (Amjad Al-Tawil/Jordan News
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AMMAN — The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Monday signed agreements totaling 23.5 million euros with the EU, the German Development Bank (KfW) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to rehabilitate and upgrade water networks in the northern Irbid governorate, according to Jordan News Agency, Petra.اضافة اعلان

The agreements were signed by the Minister of Water and Irrigation, Mohammad Najjar, EU Ambassador to Jordan, Maria Hadjithio Hadjitheodosiou, director of the AFD Jordan Office, Laurent Duriez, and Director of KfW Jordan Office Mark Schwiete.

The agreements are part of a larger package aimed at sustaining water resources in the northern governorate and improving network operations. Another package for 43.6 million euros with the same financiers is expected to be signed early 2022, according to Najjar.

The minister hailed the continuous European, German and French support, which, he said, has a major impact on strengthening the efforts of the ministry and the water authority to continue improving water and sanitation services.

EU Ambassador Maria Hadjithio Hadjitheodosiou stressed that the bloc remains committed to maintaining this level of cooperation and providing support to the water sector to overcome various challenges to help citizens, refugees and host communities.

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