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Jordan Ministry of Water and Irrigation to build new wastewater pipeline

The Ministry of Water and Irrigation will build a new wastewater pipeline in the first quarter of next year to transport sewage from Zarqa Governorate and parts of Amman to Al Samra Wastewater Treatment Plant, according to a government official, The Jordan Times reported. The new pipeline will be established next to an existent conveyor that was built 30 years ago to transport wastewater from Zarqa and Amman to Al Samra plant, the official said on condition of anonymity. The ministry seeks to replace the old pipe which is worn out, the ministry official added, noting that it is 1,200 millimetres wide. Construction of the new wastewater pipeline is expected to cost $45m, according to the official, who noted that the German Development Bank (KfW) recently agreed to fund the project.