Israeli Lawmaker Calls for Special Commission on Water Delivery to Jordan

29 Jul 2015 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel

Israeli Knesset Internal Affairs and Environment Committee Chairman David Amsalem on July 28th called for creation of a special commission to look into ways for Israel to deliver water to neighboring Jordan, as agreed on in the historic water-sharing accord the two countries signed last February.Under the agreement, Israel is to sell Jordan 50 cubic meters of water from Lake Kinneret, and in exchange, Jordan will provide Israel with potable water from a planned desalination plant in the Red Sea port of Aqaba.Brine generated at the Aqaba facility will also be pumped to the Dead Sea via a 180-kilometer-long pipeline, which will be built at an estimated cost of $300-$400 million USD...

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