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|17 October, 2018

Jordan to implement new water projects

The projects will be funded through the Water Authority’s budget

Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view of the construction of a pumping station at the head of one of the canals being built to divert water from the Sao Francisco river for use in four drought-plagued states, a project that is three years behind schedule and has doubled in cost from the original estimate of $3.4 billion, near the city of Cabrobo, Pernambuco state, January 24, 2014.

Image used for illustrative purpose. A general view of the construction of a pumping station at the head of one of the canals being built to divert water from the Sao Francisco river for use in four drought-plagued states, a project that is three years behind schedule and has doubled in cost from the original estimate of $3.4 billion, near the city of Cabrobo, Pernambuco state, January 24, 2014.

REUTERS/Ueslei Marcelino

AMMAN — Water Minister Raed Abu Saud on Wednesday signed a number of agreements to implement main water lines and networks worth JD167, 000 in Huishan, Umm Al Jimal, Um Batimah and Al Hodeib areas in the governorate of Mafraq. The projects will be funded through the Water Authority’s budget to improve water supply in these areas, the Jordan News Agency Petra, reported.

Abu Saud pointed out that Mafraq suffered from water shortages because of population growth. The minister affirmed that two lines worth JD85, 000 will be implemented by a local contractor in Umm Al Jimal.

He also said that the ministry will improve the water network and will implement main and minor lines worth JD82, 000 in Huishan and Um Batimah. He affirmed that these projects are scheduled to be finished within three months, with the lines being operational before summer.

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