Following the spread of the virus to Jordan, the Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) had to sanitise the city urgently, including its solid waste, from pick-up to drop-off at the transfer station. Their job did not end there, as they also assisted in sanitising many of the buildings and areas where virus-infected individuals resided.
The equipment used for sanitisation and waste management was part of a fleet of vehicles financed in 2018 with a loan of JOD 9.9 million accompanied by a grant of US$ 7.4 million (JOD 5.2 million) from the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) for purchases including 75 refuse collection vehicles for use in landfill and solid waste operations in the city.
The EBRD in Jordan has been working in municipal infrastructure development with GAM since 2015, to date investing JOD 113 million (€144 million) in loans. It also catalysed donor support from the European Union, the United Kingdom, the International Cooperation and Development Fund and the EBRD’s Southern and Eastern Mediterranean Multi-Donor Account.