Helping Jordan’s water infrastructure cope with the refugee crisis
A loan of up to US$ 14 million (€12.9 million equivalent) to the Water Authority of Jordan (WAJ) will support urgently needed modernisation of the sewage network. An estimated 1.4 million people have fled from Syria to Jordan, mainly to the north of the country. This is equivalent to nearly 20 per cent of Jordan’s total population before the refugee crisis and puts a serious burden on the kingdom’s resources and infrastructure.
The EBRD investment will enable the WAJ to construct a wastewater pipeline from East Zarqa pumping station to As-Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant and rehabilitate an existing water pipeline and related infrastructure.
The loan is co-financed by an investment grant of US$ 5.5 million (€4.6 million equivalent) from the Bank’s Shareholder Special Fund. The EU Neighbourhood Investment Facility (NIF) funded associated technical assistance and environmental assessments.
A loan of up to
US$ 14 million
private sector share of EBRD portfolio in Jordan