Jordan: EBRD contributes to improving refugees’ living conditions

February 27, 2017
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The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is contributing to the construction of a wastewater pipeline in Jordan, as the influx of refugees from Syria continues to put a strain on the country’s resources. Reducing untreated sewage overflows will alleviate the risks of environmental contamination and the pollution of surface water in the surrounding area.

An EBRD investment of approximately €22.6 million to the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) will finance the construction of a 30-km wastewater pipeline that will relieve the pressure on the country’s capital Amman. The pipeline will connect the Ain Ghazal pre-treatment plant in the district of Amman with the As-Samra wastewater plant in the north of Jordan.

Jordan hosts about 1.4 million refugees from Syria who have fled their homes and are direct users of municipal services, including water supply and sanitation. Water is a scarce resource in Jordan and there is a critical need to invest sustainably in the wastewater sector. The EBRD has addressed this issue in the past with investments in the country’s water infrastructure, including the rehabilitation of East Zarqa wastewater plant.

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EU Neighbours South – Jordan

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