Jul 22 2012
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King visits village in Karak, issues directives to address water cuts
The King visited the village after looking at several reports that highlighted the suffering of its residents as a result of frequent cuts in their water supply over the past several months, a Royal Court statement said.
The Monarch listened to the complaints of a number of residents and notables in relation to the water issue, calling on the concerned authorities to take immediate measures to resolve the matter swiftly.
Also during the visit, the Monarch instructed various ministries to directly supervise the performance of their affiliated departments in the governorates to make sure that they are connecting with citizens and providing them with quality services, highlighting the need for officials to conduct field visits to various areas.
The Jordan Armed Forces and the Civil Defence Department are also helping distribute water, Petra said.
Minister of Water and Irrigation Mohammad Najjar said the ministry would exert more efforts to address water problems in Taibeh and other parts of the Kingdom.
Pumping water to Taibeh is difficult because it is a highland area, Najjar said, adding that the ministry will install a large water storage tank in the area to address the problem in accordance with the Royal directives.
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