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| 24 October, 2017

Jordan approves new water agreement

A Syrian man sits on a portable tank as he fills a container with water in Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, in Mafraq, Jordan October 14, 2016.

A Syrian man sits on a portable tank as he fills a container with water in Zaatari refugee camp near the border with Syria, in Mafraq, Jordan October 14, 2016.

REUTERS/Ammar Awad

The scheme aims at increasing drinking water supply to the northern governorates through a developed water resource

AMMAN - The Cabinet on Sunday approved a grant agreement intended to be signed between the government, the Water Authority of Jordan and the European Investment Bank to support the second phase of Wadi Al Arab water project, with a total value of 13.75 million euros.

The scheme aims at increasing drinking water supply to the northern governorates through a developed water resource, reducing reliance on local wells, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported on Monday.

The project aims at equipping local communities in the north to face drought and climate change, while contributing to economic and social development, Petra added.

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