EU gives $34 million to expand capacity and grow reuse at As Samra, Jordan

The European Union (EU) has granted €30 million ($34 million) to expand capacity and increase water reuse at As Samra wastewater treatment plant in Jordan.

The EU grant will support expansion of capacity at As Samra in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis

The EU grant will support expansion of capacity at As Samra in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis

The EU funds will co-finance an investment by the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), to be signed in 2019.

As Samra serves the governorates of Amman and Zarqa, which have a combined population of four million people. The EBRD will work with Jordan’s Ministry of Water and Irrigation to expand treatment capacity from 365,000 m3/d to 100,000 m3/d. The project will grow the volume of reclaimed water particularly for use in irrigation.

Jordan became a shareholder of the EBRD in 2012. The bank is committed to supporting Jordanian government objectives, include increasing capacity of municipal services in the context of the Syrian refugee crisis.


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