Construction begins on three water projects in Jordan
Construction has begun on three projects in Jordan to improve water supply and reduce water loss that has started in some areas of the country
Construction has begun on three projects in Jordan to improve water supply and reduce water loss that has started in some areas of the country.
Worth $493,000 (JD350,000), the projects will be implemented by local contractors and will be targeting the main water network in Jordan’s Balqa area, The Jordan Times reported.
According to the Ministry of Water and Irrigation, main and tertiary pipes are in a deteriorated state as they were installed years ago and pressure on the network has increased. Jordan is one of the driest countries in the world.
Minister of Water and Irrigation Hazem Nasser, said: “The projects will serve thousands of people in Balqa… Several other water projects are being implemented across the country to address the rising demand for water, particularly in light of the influx of Syrian refugees.”
The projects are expected to be completed by the end of the year, a ministry spokesperson said.
Several projects in Jordan’s power and water sector are currently in the pipeline, with several power plants, including the recently announced Attarat Power Company, under construction.
With Siemens reporting it will supply key components for the Attarat steam power plant, the Attarat facility will supply enough electricity to cover up to 15% of the country's annual power demand.
Amec Foster Wheeler was also awarded a contract in April by China Energy Engineering Group Guangdong Power Engineering Co (GPEC), to design and supply two circulating fluidised-bed (CFB) steam generator boilers, and provide technical advisory services.