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For the Better Life and Sustainable Development in Jordan
and for a Lasting Peace in Jordan
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Jordan is categorized to a group of countries which water resources availability is the lowest in the world. In addition, Jordan is in an alarming situation that water demand-supply gap is widening due to the high population growth, rapid industrialization and high demand for irrigation water. A stable water supply is a foundation of daily life and industrial development.
Japan has supported projects to realize stable water supply and efficient usage of limited water resources.
- Long term contribution of Japan to the water sector in Jordan was recognized on the occasion of 'World Water day' in March 2008
Major Projects1. Doubling the Capacity of Zai Water Treatment Plant Project
(Grant Aid-79.1 million US Dollars)
(FY 1996, 1998-2001)
This project was planned to expand the water supply of drinking water in Amman area by renovating and expanding the facilities.
- By this project, the capacity of Zai Water Treatment Plant doubled from 125 million liter /day to 250 million liter /day which covers the population of 1.9 million people.
2. Project of Improving Water Supply System in Zarqa District
(Grant Aid–15.6 million US Dollars in FY 2002-2003)
(Grant Aid–4.5 million US Dollars signed in FY2006) (Ground-breaking ceremony)
(Grant Aid–6.1 million US Dollars signed in FY2007) (Ground-breaking ceremony)
(Grant Aid–11 million US Dollars signed in FY2008)
The whole project was planned to expand the water supply of drinking water in Zarqa district by renovating water distribution system.
- The first phase: The capacity of water supply system was increased by 20.1 million liter /day to 50.5 million liter /day which covers the population of 410,000 in East Zarqa and Ruseifa.
- The second phase: It aims at increasing actual water availability from 84 litter per day per person to 113 litter through reduction in the leakage amount from 31% to 25% by distributing water at an appropriate water supply pressure, and fair water distribution through optimum water distribution management in West Zarqa, Hashmeyeh, and Sukhna that total population is 370,000.
3. Counter measure for Non Revenue Water (NRW)
Since 1999, Japanese experts have cooperated with Jordanian counterparts to improve current situation through various activities such as on-the-job training for water leakage reduction, supplying of equipments and holding workshops.
- As a result, the Non Revenue Water (NRW) rate has decreased from 55.9% (1998) to 47.7% (2003). This is equal to the effective use of 21.2 billion liter of water.
The total sum of the assistance in the sector
|37.702 billion JPY (232 million JD)|
|1||FY1977||Wadi Arab Dam Irrigation Project
[7.5 billion JPY (46 million JD)]
|2||FY1984||Mujib and Southern Ghor Irrigation Project
[13.9 billion JPY (86 million JD)]
|1||FY1994||Improvement of maintenance equipment for water supply facilities (Amman, Irbid,
[660 million JPY (4 million JD)]
|2||FY1996||Project for the Improvement of Water Supply System to Greater Amman
[1.275 billion JPY (8 million JD)]
|Project for the Improvement of Water Supply System to Greater Amman (Phase II)
[7.422 billion JPY (46 million JD)]
|4||FY2001||Project for Water Pollution Monitoring System
[860 million JPY (5 million JD)]
|5||FY2002-03||Project for Improvement of Water Supply System for the Zarqa District
[1.721 billion JPY (11 million JD)]
|6||FY2004-||The Project for Rehabilitation and Expansion of the Water Supply Networks in North/Middle Jordan Valley
[2.064 billion JPY (12 million JD)]
|7||FY2006-||Project for Improvement of the Water Supply System for Zarqa District (Phase II)
[2.3 billion JPY (14 million JD)]
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