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Jordan-based university secures ADFD funding for research centre

Al Hussein Bin Talal University received the funding to construct Building and Research Center for Renewable Energy

The research centre will be located within the university. [representational]
Al Hussein Bin Talal University (AHU)
The research centre will be located within the university. [representational]

Jordan’s Al Hussein Bin Talal University (AUH) has secured funding from the UAE’s Abu Dhabi Development Fund (ADFD) for the development of the university’s Building and Research Centre for Renewable Energy, which will be constructed at a cost of $1.4m.

Jordan’s state-owned news agency, Petra revealed that the centre will be built by a local company in the country, with the facility set to cover an area spanning 1,500m2.

Upon completion the facility will include research labs, a teaching wing, and laboratories for studies related to research and development of renewable energy.

According to Petra, the facility will be the first-of-its-kind in Jordan to be built as per the green buildings specifications.

ADFD had previously fully-funded the $210m (AED771m) Petroleum Storage Facilities project in Jordan — which was opened in June 2019 — as part of its $1.25bn (AED4.6bn) contribution to the Gulf Development Fund, a $1.36bn (AED5bn) programme by GCC members to finance project development in Jordan.

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