Al Ghabawi wastewater treatment plant in Jordan receives EBRD recognition for its sustainability

AMMAN — The Water Ministry on Saturday received the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) Bronze Award for Sustainability 2022 for the Al Ghabawi Wastewater Septic Tank, the agency reported. of Jordanian press Petra.

Water Minister Mohammad Najjar said he was proud of the achievement, adding that the project was submitted following His Majesty King Abdullah’s participation in the London Conference.

In a press release, Najjar said the project is in line with the water sector’s goals of creating a comprehensive plan for the wastewater sector, raising the standard of environmental living, putting in place advanced wastewater treatment plants in a number of regions that meet all global, environmental and health requirements. sanitation requirements.

He pointed out that continuous efforts are being made to implement these projects.

These projects reflect the ministry’s efforts to improve water and sanitation services and secure sustainable water sources by treating seawater, reducing losses, expanding treatment plants, developing available saline resources and developing water management systems.

The minister added that the ministry seeks to “use every drop of water optimally”, to preserve and provide drinking water, as well as treated water for agricultural purposes despite the drop in the quantities of water available.

Secretary General of the Water Authority Bashar Bataineh said the project is a Jordanian achievement, indicating that the project aims to build a sewage treatment plant for wastewater treatment and transfer the current plant from Ain Ghazal to the central Amman outside populated areas.

This step will help improve any environmental issues related to odors.

He pointed out that the award is only granted under high-level conditions, explaining that the receipt of this award by the Ghabawi project will help facilitate the completion of the project and attract funding and grants.

He added that the project includes the construction of a wastewater treatment plant to serve the regions until 2045, with a daily capacity of 22,500 cubic meters.

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