Jordan, France Sign EUR10m Agreement for Water Sector

AMMAN — Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem Nasser, Monday, signed an agreement with French Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, Jean-Marie Le Guen, to carry out the water resilience project in the northern Jordanian regions, to be implemented by global NGO ‘Action Against Hunger’.

Nasser said that his ministry is now focused on reducing energy consumption in all water facilities by maximizing dependency on renewable energy.

He added that the water strategy aimed to cut water loss to about 30 per cent by 2025 as to increase the daily per capita share of potable water.

The organization aims to support the Jordan Response Platform to the Syria Crisis, he explained.

The French minister said his country supports the ‘Red Sea-Dead Sea’ project as a strategic venture, which is important to increase water supply in the Kingdom. He also said he was satisfied with the Jordanian-French partnership through joint efforts from both sides.

(Petra)

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