EBRD, UK and EU expand wastewater infrastructure services in Jordan

June 11, 2024
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has signed an agreement with Jordan’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation to extend a financing package to the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ). The funding will help provide essential wastewater services and connections to communities and refugees in the West Irbid region.



The financing package, totalling US$ 30 million (€27.1 million), consists of an EBRD loan of up to US$ 19 million (€17.1 million), along with an investment grant of US $8 million (€7.2 million) from the government of the United Kingdom under the High- Impact Partnership on Climate Action and a €2.75 million investment grant from the European Union under its Neighbourhood Investment Platform.



The financing will contribute to the construction of a new and efficient wastewater treatment plant in the area of West Irbid to complement the wastewater networks financed by the EBRD in 2018.



Once completed, the new facility will have the capacity to treat 12,000 cubic metres per day, thereby enhancing the quality and treatment of wastewater in the West Irbid region. It will provide sanitation services to surrounding towns for the first time and serve both local communities and refugees who have settled in the area.

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