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At the end of August, Jordanian prime minister Abdullah Nsur announced that the country would be pursuing a $1 billion scaled-down version of the Jordan Red Sea Project.
Water transfers with Israel would solve one problem for Jordan’s planners. Construction costs remain the elephant in the room.
Jordan has presented a bold new cross-border solution to the problem of funding the long-delayed Red-Dead desalination project. Do the sums add up?
Jordan’s need for capital investment in the water sector is getting more and more pressing. It will have to solve its own debt problems first if it is to make any progress.
Qatar has started the process of procurement on a new wave of privately financed desalination plants.
The Jordan Red Sea Project looks likely to kick off with a 200,000m3/d desalination plant at Aqaba on the Red Sea, rather than a 600,000m3/d facility on the Dead Sea.
One of the world’s largest desalination projects looked to be on the rocks last month. Insiders insist it is still very much on the cards.
Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi has backtracked on a package of tax increases, including a rise in the consumer price of water.
AECOM Water has said it expects to finish a feasibility study into water recycling and wastewater reuse in the new Palestinian city of Rawabi before the end of January.
The French company has put pen to paper on the expansion of Jordan’s largest WWTP after nearly three years of negotiation. Improved borrowing conditions allowed it to refinance the project’s existing debts at the same time.