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  • 31 Oct 2016- 09:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The winning bid for the first phase of the $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project will be announced in early November, a Jordanian government official said last week. The unnamed Water Ministry official told the Jordan
  • 25 Oct 2016- 12:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan and the United States on October 23rd signed four grant agreements totaling $786.8 million USD to support the Red-Dead Canal project and to help the kingdom deal with the Syrian refugee crisis. “This crucial aid comes at a very
  • 22 Jun 2016- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Seventeen international firms have submitted tenders for construction of a canal linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea as part of the joint Jordanian-Israeli Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project, the Jordanian government said this week
  • 12 May 2016- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project. Under the
  • 21 Apr 2016- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation has extended the deadline for prequalification proposals for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project. The new deadline for bids for the build, operate and transfer contract
  • 22 Dec 2015- 10:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan’s Water Ministry on December 19th signed the engineering services agreement for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project. The $4.6 million USD contract is being funded by a grant from the French government, a
  • 27 Feb 2015- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Israel and Jordan this week signed an “historic” $900 million USD water cooperation agreement that will provide drinking water to both nations and help save the shrinking Dead Sea using water transferred from the Red Sea. As part of the
  • 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
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan has approved a plan to build a $1.4 billion USD desalination plant-- the country’s second largest-- on the Red Sea, Prime Minister Abdallah Al Nosour said this week. “The project will produce about 100 million cubic meters of water
  • 20 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour this week announced the launch of the kingdom’s Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project. The nearly $1.4 billion USD project, which will bring about 100 million cubic meters of desalinated water
  • 12 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian government this week announced plans to move ahead with the Aqaba Desalinated Water Pipeline project, which will temporarily replace the multi-billion-dollar Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project, according to Minister of
  • Israel’s Ministry of the Environment released a statement on February 12 saying it does not support the controversial Red Sea-Dead Sea conduit in the form that the World Bank has proposed.
  • The Jordanian government announced last week that it was putting the expensive and controversial Red-Dead Sea Canal Project on hold due to financial problems.
  • The Jordanian government is adopting an urgent plan to deal with severe water shortages throughout the kingdom. With summer temperatures rising and consumption increasing, residents have taken to the streets in many areas to protest the lack of supply.
  • The Jordanian government last week unveiled a national plan to cut the amount of energy used at water treatment facilities.

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