EBRD and EU upgrade largest landfill in Jordan

December 7, 2021
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is strengthening the resilience of Jordan’s infrastructure by providing a new financing package worth €14.7 million to the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM).

This package is being extended under the EBRD’s GAM Solid Waste Crisis Response Programme. It consists of a JOD 7.9 million EBRD loan to the GAM, backed by a €5 million grant from the European Union (EU).

The new funds will support the GAM in constructing a sixth cell to increase the capacity of the Al Ghabawi landfill by 6 million cubic meters and meet the city’s needs for another three years. The funds will also support the purchase and installation of an additional gas engine to be connected to the existing landfill gas system (LFG).

Since the start of its operations in Jordan in 2012, the EBRD has invested more than €1.5 billion in the country through 61 projects. Of this, some €180 million of EBRD financing and €130 million in grants have been mobilised under the EBRD’s Municipal Resilience Refugee Response Framework.

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