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May 2, 2018

Signing of Grant Agreement with Jordan: Strengthening waste management capacity to contribute to improvements in sanitation and the living environment in the north where there are many refugees

On May 1, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Government of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in Amman to provide grant aid of up to 1.631 billion yen for the Project for Improvement of Waste Management Equipment in Northern Region Hosting Syrian Refugees.

The project will support the provision of equipment such as hoppers/compactors for waste transfer stations and final disposal sites that have inadequate treatment capacity in the northern part of Jordan which has accepted many Syrian refugees.

Jordan has accepted approximately 660,000 Syrian refugees, approximately 300,000 of which reside in the project target area (as of September 2017 according to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees). The amount of waste produced there has increased with the rise in population resulting from the influx of refugees, but an inadequate capacity to collect, treat and dispose waste due to insufficient and deteriorating waste disposal equipment has led to an increase in illegal dumping and burning of waste. This has resulted in a number of problems such as environmental pollution and sanitation, therefore improving the lives of local residents is a priority.

By improving the waste management capacity, it is expected that the project will improve the local environment and sanitation, making the living environment better for residents.

JICA will also update the deteriorating water distribution pipe network, including the installation of new distribution pipes, in the northern part of Jordan and continue to contribute to maintaining stability of Jordan and the region at large through support to the country, which has accepted many Syrian refugees.

[Basic project information]
Country Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Project title The Project for Improvement of Waste Management Equipment in Northern Region Hosting Syrian Refugees
Planned implementation period 33 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
Executing agency Ministry of Municipal Affairs, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan
Target region, facilities Northern region: Ajloun, Balqa, Irbid, Jerash, Mafraq and Zarqa Governorates (approximate population: 4.59 million people)
Specific project details (provisional) (1) Equipment procurement
Four hoppers/compactors, six bulldozers, 24 transportation vehicles for hoppers/compactors, and other waste management equipment
(2) Consulting services
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, procurement supervision

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