Jordan to rehabilitate water infrastructure in host communities

The Jordanian Water Ministry and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) on Tuesday (March 5th) signed an agreement to rehabilitate the infrastructure in refugee-hosting communities, the Jordan Times reported.

The $25 million agreement was signed by Water Minister Raed Abul Saud and head of the ICRC delegation in Jordan, Jurg Montani, the Jordanian news agency, Petra, reported.

The ministry's plans aim to counter the conditions the kingdom is experiencing as a result of hosting thousands of Syrian refugees, in co-operation with international organisations and donors, including the ICRC, Abul Saud said.

He added that the ministry aims to develop the quality and supply of drinking water and to preserve available resources while rebuilding the main water distribution grid.

The programme will include a number of new projects to be implemented to serve tens of thousands of citizens and refugees by introducing new water sources.

Jordan is one of the world’s water-poorest countries, Montani said, adding that the water crisis has been aggravated by the refugee influx and climate change challenges across the kingdom.

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