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  • 13 Oct 2014- 10:32 by Local Press Report AMMAN Petra News Agency The Ministry of Water and Irrigation on Sunday signed an agreement to carry out projects at a cost of 14.5 million euros, provided by the German Bank of Reconstruction, to improve the water situation, reduce wastage and increase area
  • 19 Sep 2014- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Water Authority of Jordan on September 18th signed an agreement with international relief organization Oxfam to provide equipment to Al Balqa Water Directorate, in the northwest of the country, according to Jordan's Petra news
  • 11 Sep 2014- 10:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation this week announced a new plan to combat the kingdom’s growing water shortages, which have been made worse by the influx more than a million Syrian refugees. The plan includes investing some
  • 11 Aug 2014- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation announced last week that German development bank KfW would provide $28 million USD to fund wastewater projects in the kingdom. “The ministry has succeeded in securing $28 million USD in
  • 7 Jul 2014- 10:23 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times A pipeline will be established to convey water from King Abdullah Canal to Irbid Governorate to address the surging demand for water due to the ongoing Syrian refugee influx in the northern region, government officials said Sunday. The
  • 3 Jul 2014- 10:10 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times Wells and water stations in Karak Governorate resumed pumping at full capacity by Wednesday after power cuts and malfunctions disrupted water distribution, according to officials. The Sultani-Ghweir pipe, the main supplier of water to Karak
  • 1 May 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian Water Authority this week announced plans to carry out $54 million USD worth of new water and sanitation projects in Al Karak governorate. “The projects will be financed from the budget allocated to the authority and the aid
  • 24 Apr 2014- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JUBA, South Sudan Tens of thousands of people who fled violence the Southern Sudanese city of Bentiu last week are now at risk of water-borne diseases in overcrowded refugee camps, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). "Those
  • 15 Apr 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian Ministry of Water and Irrigation last week signed a $20 million USD contract with Abraj al Arab Contracting Company to expand the West Zarqaa and East Zarqaa treatment plants. The projects will increase the capacity of the
  • 26 Mar 2014- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian Ministry of Planning last week announced plans for $179 million USD worth of new water and sanitation projects.  The projects include rehabilitating water networks in Irbid and Mafrik governorates, as well as rehabilitating
  • 17 Mar 2014- 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Investments in Jordan’s agriculture sector should focus on improving water efficiency and enhancing water productivity, according to a new United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) report presented at a high-level forum last
  • 13 Mar 2014- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PORTLAND, OR, United States A new report release this week by international development organization MercyCorps revealed that Jordan, one of the world’s driest countries, is “dumping much of its water into the sand” due to high leakage levels, and that
  • 4 Feb 2014- 09:40 by Local Press Report AMMAN Zawya Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Al Nasser affirmed that the ministry will expedite the execution of the GCC-funded water projects worth JD8 million ($11.3 million). The minister made the remarks during a meeting at the Water Authority of
  • 29 Jan 2014- 10:01 by Local Press Report AMMAN Al Bawaba Seventy percent of water loss in Jordan is due to theft and illegal usage, according to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation. Since the ministry launched a crackdown on water violations in August last year, and up until December, more than 7
  • 21 Jan 2014- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The first phase of a Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project, to be implemented jointly by Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian Authority, will cost $980 million USD, Jordanian Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem al Nasser said last week. The

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