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Jordan, France sign 10-mln-Euro agreement for water sector

Jordan, France sign $11mln agreement for water sector Photo Credit:Reuters/Mike Blake
Ministry is now focused on reducing energy consumption in all water facilities by maximizing dependency on renewable energy
21 March 2017
Amma - Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem al- Nasser, Monday, said that his ministry is now focused on reducing energy consumption in all water facilities by maximizing dependency on renewable energy.

Welcoming a French delegation headed by Minister of State for Development and Francophonie, Jean-Marie Le Guen, Al-Nasser, said water sector strategy in Jordan aimed at reducing energy consumption as it represents a growing burden and a big challenge to the financial budget of his ministry.

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

At the meeting attended by officials from both sides, the two ministers signed a 10 million Euro agreement to carry out a project to boost resilience of the water sector in the northern regions, which will be implemented by the Action Against Hunger, which is a global NGO committed to ending world hunger.

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.

© Jordan News Agency - Petra 2017